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Many Vista Bridge neighbors continue to oppose barriers

By Melissa Binder and Andrew Theen, The Oregonian, Oct. 31, 2013 Neighbors who oppose the fences lining Vista Bridge had one thing to say to city officials Thursday: we told you so. The city installed 9-foot-high suicide-prevention fences on both … Continue reading

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Suicide: A personal account from Klamath Falls to Vista Bridge

From the Klamath Herald, August 25, 2013 This is the final article in a series by the Klamath Health on suicide and suicide prevention in the basin. Obituary for Scott Himelwright, DOD July 16, 2013 Scott Himelwright’s Celebration of Life … Continue reading

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Steve Duin: Vista Bridge volunteers reel as deadly decisions unfold

By Steve Duin, The Oregonian, August 12, 2013 Susan Cech‘s phone rang at 6:26 a.m., and “Vista Bridge” was all that needed to be said. When she reached the bridge 10 minutes later, an SUV and a Portland police patrol … Continue reading

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Barriers go up on Vista Bridge

MHAP does not endorse the barriers, a cosmetic non-remedy which sidesteps, at great expense, the real problems and needs of people in suicidal crisis.  If it surprises you we’re not on board — being a mental health organization and all … Continue reading

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Vista Bridge suicide barrier personal, complex

From KOIN.com, July 25, 2013 Robert Waltrip and Rachelle Rock are still dealing with emotions that are incredibly raw. They think about things their daughter won’t experience. “Her first prom dance, her first date,” Robert Hamblin-Rock said. “Makes a father … Continue reading

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Neighbors in Goose Hollow object to Vista Bridge barriers

By Reggie Aqui, KGW Newschannel 8, July 19, 2013 Despite objections from some Goose Hollow neighbors, Commissioner Steve Novick says there is nothing stopping the city from putting up a nine-foot-tall fence on the Vista Bridge, the span many know … Continue reading

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After another suicide, volunteers are sought for Vista Bridge until barriers go up

Temporary suicide barriers for Vista Bridge won’t go up until next month, and yesterday the interim was marked by tragedy when a man jumped to his death.  It was the fourth suicide from the bridge this year.  Commissioner Steve Novick … Continue reading

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After suicide of 15-year-old girl, city ponders barriers on Vista Bridge

By David Stabler, The Oregonian, June 7, 2013 A 15-year-old Beaverton girl jumped to her death from Vista Bridge on Wednesday, the third suicide from the historic span this year. That equals the highest number of Vista Bridge suicides in … Continue reading

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