Unfortunately for anybody who wants to end their existence and is looking to depart with the beautiful views of the Golden Gate, San Francisco plans on hiring 5 new “suicide prevention officers“, bringing the total to 22. Currently there are usually 2 on the bridge at a given time.
No amount of suicide prevention will stop those who are committed to their exit. A couple of days ago in Oakland a man in a wheelchair blew himself up with a pipe bomb inside a clinic. “We are living in a time in which some of us have given up on life, some of us have some mental issues that need treatment. I see it too often now.”
More information on suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge: