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Suicide Barrier Funding Approved For Golden Gate Bridge

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June 27, 2014
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San Francisco has approved $73 million to erect suicide barriers on either side of the Golden Gate Bridge. Video provided by Newsy


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Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Barrier Funding OK'd

Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Barrier Funding OK'd

AP (June 27, 2014) — San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge moved a big step closer to getting a suicide barrier after bridge officials on Friday approved a $76 million funding package for a net system that would prevent people from jumping to their deaths. (June 27) Video provided by AP
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Preventing Suicides at Golden Gate Bridge

Preventing Suicides at Golden Gate Bridge

AP (May 29, 2013) — More than 1,500 people have killed themselves at the Golden Gate Bridge, making it one of the world's most-active suicide spots. A lesser-known statistic is the large number of people who bridge security officers have talked out of jumping.
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Foreclosures Likely Causing a Rise in Death and High Blood Pressure

Foreclosures Likely Causing a Rise in Death and High Blood Pressure

TheStreet (June 20, 2014) — Buying a home is a glorious occasion but for some it can lead to high blood pressure, suicide and even murder. An American Journal of Public Health study found that foreclosure has likely contributed to a rise in suicide rates. A California Reinvestment Coalition study found that many are experiencing unreasonable delays and are getting the run-around from their mortgage servicers. When banks transfer their loan servicing to third party companies, homeowners are often forced to start over. The worst named are Wells Fargo, Bank of America and non bank servicers Nationstar and Ocwen. Contact the Department of Housing and Urban Development for a listing of approved counselors for help with your mortgage or file a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Video provided by TheStreet
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Robin Williams, Suicide and Shame

Robin Williams, Suicide and Shame

Odyssey Networks (Aug. 15, 2014) — The death by suicide of Robin Williams earlier this week shocked his fans around the world. It also focused attention on suicide and the discomfort we all feel about the disease that leads to it. “We’re not ashamed of having cancer, we’re not ashamed of having ALS or any other devastating disease. But there’s a lot of shame associated with emotional illness” says Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, President of Clal and Co-founder and Executive Editor of TheWidsomDaily.com. Video provided by Odyssey
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