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Your Call: What are the most effective ways to prevent suicide?


On the November 30th edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about effective suicide prevention. Bids are now being accepted to construct suicide nets for the Golden Gate Bridge, a project that is estimated to cost 76 million dollars. Could that money have greater impact if put toward mental health services? What is the right balance between helping people who are on the edge and making sure they don’t get there in the first place?  It’s Your Call, with Hana Baba, and you.


Courtney Brown, hotline coordinator for the San Francisco Suicide Prevention Hotline

Kevin Hines, mental health advocate, and author of Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt

 Jill Harkavy-Friedman, psychologist, and vice president of research at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Web Resources:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

San Francisco Suicide Prevention

Slate: Suicide Barriers Really Do Work, Study Finds

SF Gate: Lethal Beauty / A Survivor's Story: A jumper advocates for a barrier and makes a new life