Hoan Bridge History
Current associations with the Milwaukee Hoan Bridge may remind locals of the beauty and love of our city. However, it may also be a reminder of grief and danger to those who are connected to the deaths from the bridge.Read More
What Are Suicide Barriers?
Suicide barriers are common on bridges across the world. Learn about the different types of barriers and the long struggle to get barriers installed on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
Barriers on the Hoan Bridge
While the yellow Hoan Bridge adds to Milwaukee’s picturesque skyline, it also serves as a destination for suicide. Learn about some of the challenges proponents of suicide barriers face.
Kevin Hines: A Story of Hope & Survival
On Sept. 24, 2000, Kevin Hines jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and miraculously survived. Read about his story of survival and how he is working to stop the devastating effects of suicide across the globe.Learn More
Men in Midlife
Suicide & Gender
In 2016, seven out of ten suicide deaths were white males, according to the American Society of Suicide Prevention. Nationally, white men, ages 45-65, make up the group that is at greatest risk for suicide.Suicide & Gender
The overlooked demographic
Suicide & Age
The people who die by suicide are not primarily teenage females, as many tend to think. The group of individuals who die by suicide at the highest rate is not teenagers, nor is it females. It is middle-aged men.Suicide & Age
Suicide Rate Increase in U.S. Since 2000
Deaths by Suicide in 2016
Suicide Attempts Daily in U.S.
(Data from CDC)
Over the course of a semester, we interviewed dozens of suicide prevention specialists, suicide survivors, and family members of suicide victims. We hope these stories will provide hope to those who are considering suicide and the people who love them.
The Stigma of Mental Health in African-American Communities Mental illness isn’t an easy topic to discuss and even if it was, there are many stigmas that are often associated with[…]Read more
Do you have questions about our project or do you want to contact one of the student reporters? Please complete the contact form below. We will get back to you as soon as we can.