-SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA WRITER-
Bridge Rail Foundation is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to stopping suicides on the Golden Gate Bridge and elsewhere. It has been at the forefront in advocating for a suicide deterrent system on the bridge, and since my book The Final Leap came out, I have served on the board of directors.
Bridge Rail Foundation
The website has information on the organization's successes, challenges, and lessons learned, and the monthly e-newsletter (which I write) has the latest bridge suicide statistics and updates on the suicide deterrent system.
Below are links to some articles about Golden Gate Bridge suicides. There is also a link to a review of The Final Leap by noted California historian Kevin Starr.
The Deadly Span
This article I wrote appeared in Contexts, the main publication of the American Sociological Association.
The Suicide Magnet that is the Golden Gate Bridge
This op-ed I wrote appeared in the Los Angeles Times.
Golden Gate Bridge Is the World's Most Popular Suicide Site
This article in the London Daily Telegraph includes quotes from me.
Suicides Mounting: Golden Gate Bridge Looks to Add a Safety Net
This article in the New York Times mentions The Final Leap.
This book review of The Final Leap appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.