Increase the height of the safety rails on the Tasman Bridge

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We have a responsibility to care for those in our society that are most vulnerable.  People suffering from mental health issues and suicidal thoughts, feelings or tendencies are certainly some of the most vulnerable. 

We are not told about the increasing number of people that attempt to take their lives by jumping from the Tasman Bridge each week.  Unless you have driven past at the time or have spoken to somebody who has driven past, chances are you are unaware of the increasing number of people that choose to take their life by jumping from the Tasman Bridge. 

By increasing the height of the safety rails on the Tasman Bridge, we can reduce the number of people that are able to attempt to take their lives by jumping from the Bridge. 

By interrupting somebody's suicidal thoughts or suicidal plan, we may be giving people a greater opportunity to think through their options and reduce the likelihood that they will follow through with their suicidal act.  It may also afford a greater opportunity for other preventive interventions (such as somebody being able to use Suicide prevention knowledge) to defuse the situation and get the vulnerable person to safety. 

We need to do what we can to allow these terribly vulnerable people to get the help and support they need in times of crisis. 

Living is for everyone.