21.5.09

A new petition


Dayna Whitmer of the Bridge Rail Foundation started another petition to be submitted to legislators soon. So far, not very many signatures but a couple of pretty important ones: one is a man from New Zealand who is a co-designer of the suicide barrier on the Grafton Bridge (which had a barrier that was removed, at which time suicides increased fivefold. A new barrier was constructed very quickly after that.), the other is Richard Seiden whose study we always quote when we explain to people who say, "If you put up a barrier, they'll just go somewhere else to take their lives." just how wrong they are. He identified 515 people who had been prevented from jumping and found that only 6% went on to take their lives and on 2 people went back to the bridge.
So, please add your signature to the petition.
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/suicide-barrier-funding-eligiblity-ii

Thank you!

2 comments:

mjlayman said...

Signed! I'll put it in my LJ today, too.

Henrysmomsmusings said...

Thank you, Marilee!