(I suspect this belongs elsewhere, but since I’m not sure I’ll let the mods teleport it as necessary)
In Edmonton, we have had a number of suicides jumping off The High-Level Bridge in recent years. As a result, the city is considering various options to make it much more difficult to jump off it (as well as phones at either end to call crisis counseliing - that I don’t object to).
I’m sure there are lots of other cities with similar situations (convenient bridges with significant jumpers). Have remedial actions to their bridges ever been shown to reduce overall suicide counts for the city in question? I have no training in anything relevant, but I would have thought that if a convenient bridge was made inconvenient that a suicide would simply find another method. At least a jumper is much more public than someone deciding “F! it! I’ll just swallow a bottle of Tylenol and go to bed!”. Is it really for the best to ensure there are no ways for someone to make an attempt where there is some hope of other people noticing and interfering in time?