Year: 2009 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.166, no.10, (October 2009), p.1111-1116 SIEC No: 20100799

The Golden Gate Bridge is the number one suicide site in the world. In this clinical case conference, the authors begin by presenting vignettes to capture the diversity of bridge suicide. They then examine the demographic characteristics of those who die by suicide from the bridge as well as the fatal attraction of the Golden Gate Bridge. Interviews with jump survivors & potential jumpers are presented, & the authors examine the evidence for the efficacy of suicide barriers. (20 refs.) JA