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Caring Community Roundtable - "Means do Matter"  (video)

April 4, 2011 - A conversation with Dr. Eric Caine, Prof. Nancy Wells, and Dr. Greg Eells about why restricting access on bridges is an important prevention strategy in Ithaca.

Bridge Suicide Prevention

April 4, 2011 - WHCU podcast promotes two meetings in Ithaca with reknown suicide expert Dr. Eric Caine from Rochester to discuss "means reduction" and what can be done to prevent future deaths from Ithaca's bridges.

"Means Restriction on Ithaca’s Bridges: A Key Element of a Comprehensive Approach to Preventing Suicide"   (pdf)     

Timothy C. Marchell, Ph.D., M.P.H., Director of Mental Health Initiatives at Gannett Health Services,Cornell University, addresses questions related to the rationale for modifying the bridges on or near the Cornell campus to prevent jumping deaths. "Means restriction" (limiting access to firearms, drugs, and other means of dying by suicide) is widely recognized as an important element in a comprehensive strategy for preventing suicide. This document will be updated on this site as new information is available.