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 (links below) 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.

Deadly Passage

This book review of The Final Leap appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.