Suicide Studies

Tom Nash filed this request with the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District of California.
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From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, ยง 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

Any studies or reports mentioning suicides or suicide prevention.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Tom Nash

From: Mary Currie


Thanks for the quick phone conversation today regarding your requested as the GGBHTD staff wants to be timely in our response to your request.

As I noted, there is a large volume of information currently available on the topic of suicides and suicide prevention available through our website< which is the website for the our project which is referred to as the "Golden Gate Bridge Physical Suicide Deterrent System Project."

The project website includes the most recent information on the suicide barrier project =; the project overview =; the Engineering and Environmental work that has been undertaken on the project =; the Public Meetings that were held on the project from 2008 to 1010 =; and the Library section = which may be of particular interest and includes the following:

Press Releases@@ this section includes release form 2007 through 2010 on the evaluation that we went through to determine the Net System as the preferred alternative for a physical suicide barrier
Project Documents@@ this section in you will find the various documents that were generated through the CEQA/NEPA process including the DEIR, the FEIR including the technical reports, the Notice of Preparation, the Maintenance and Operations Report, and more.
Archives@@ this section is of interest as it includes the various reports and resulting actions taken by our Board of Directors from the 1990s forward along with links to the SF Chronicles Lethal beauty series that I mention and the New Yorker article that you mentioned.
Related Projects@@ this section covers the other key project that we are working on here that the Golden Gate Bridge
Links@@ this section directs the user to other items of possible interest
Take a look at this information and let all of us on this email know how we can best move forward and provide any additional information, as needed.

I hope this helps... And have a great Labor Day weekend.

From: Tom Nash

Hi Mary,

Thanks for the quick follow-up. That website does have a lot of information -- I'm not aware of the need for any other records at this time. If there is a specific document not available there I will be in touch.



From: Mary Currie