Study: Further Suicide Prevention Plans Required
Erecting an obstacle on a landmark Toronto bridge was successful in stopping people from ending their lives at the well-known site, however, rates of suicide-by-jumping in Canada's biggest city have continued to remain unaltered, a study has been able to find.
What the findings highlight, say researchers, is the call for better suicide-prevention tactics, which includes increased awareness of the extensive range of mental health services that are available to people, who cannot cope with their lives.
The reading looked at the figure of yearly suicides at the Bloor Street Viaduct, which is a haughty 485-metre viaduct in midtown Toronto that spans a multi-lane highway, gorge and another major thoroughfare in the years, before and after the barriers had been erected.
The bridge, which had been built in the year 1918, had become an 'infamous suicide magnet', said Lead Author, Dr. Mark Sinyor, Chief Resident at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.
In the most recent years, it was the second most common bridge, where people would commit suicides, which is next to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
No less than 1,200 people have committed suicide by plunging from the Golden Gate Bridge, since its completion in 1937.
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