the republic logo
follow in feedlyrss feed
Stories with subject: Suicide prevention
  • Bridge safety measures sought after baby thrown to his death 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 2:49 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - After a 7-month-old boy was thrown to his death last month, local officials have been considering safety improvements for a 90-foot-high span over the Connecticut River that has been known for decades as a destination for suicidal people.

  • San Diego residents mull suicide barrier on iconic bridge 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 5:22 pm

    SAN DIEGO - A group of San Diego residents is studying the feasibility of adding a barrier to the city's iconic Coronado Bridge to prevent people from jumping to their deaths.

  • Suicide spike boosts oversight of California women's prison 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 12:10 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - A spike in suicides and attempted suicides has prompted corrections officials to step up oversight at a California women's prison as inspectors try to pinpoint the cause of the troubling increase.