2014 - 2017 • updated: 01.26.17
latest comments are at the top. (our responses to comments follow)
01.26.17, jennifer, Largo, FL.,
(reacting to the 01.25.17 incident), Hello - I don't understand why anyone would choose to take a photo of a person before they jump off the bridge. To make matters worse, the photo is posted on this site. I find this to be in extremely poor taste. I don't think you are using good judgement in allowing the photos to be posted or posting them if submitted to you.
If it were your loved one, would you want to see a photo of their last moments of life, before they jump to their death? Probably not. Please remove the photos from yesterday and not post any of these photos in the future. (being as you left no method of reply, let us touch on a couple of your points, not that you're likely to come back for a look anyway. people will use their phones to take pictures of life, and in this case death, as it happens around them. so if you wish to self-eliminate in the wide world
of public, expect your last act to be recorded just as public. the photos get posted here because that's what we do, we report jumpers. we could post a few shots of bodies floating in the water, but even we have a line.
it's just that our line is apparently further away than yours. yes, if someone we know, friend or family, leaps from the bridge, they too will get the same reportage. it's already happened, so why not? we will post photos and publish names as we get them. we
highly encourage you, as well as anyone else that takes issue with this horrid website, to
stay away and never visit.)
01.25.17, Maria H., facebook, This ranks at the top of one of the worst FB pages or websites I've ever seen. Do we really need a special place for people to gawk at photos of suicidal people? Twisted...
01.25.17, Skyway Bridge, it's worse that someone forced you here against your will. if you need help leaving, blink twice for 'yes', once for 'no'.
01.25.17, Maria H., no one forced me against my will. I clicked a link in another article, unaware of what the page was about. Your response to my disagreement with your page says all that needs to be said.
01.25.17, Skyway Bridge, so was that one blink or two?
01.25.17, Maria H., Like I said, all that needed to be said, you already said. Proves my point.
01.25.17, Skyway Bridge, please come back and tell me again, one more time.
01.25.17, Hanns Jones, What Bull Shit , Maria H. How dare you. Maria , go look at something else and state your option
01.25.17, Timothy G., Like I said, like I said
01.25.17, Hanns Jones, Skyway Bridge, You said nothing wrong. It is encouraging to know you can speak your mind. Please do not stop.
01.25.17, Maria H., Hanns Jones I can state my opinion wherever I want. I came across this site by accident and in my opinion, it has no value. You're opinion may be different but I'm no less entitled to mine. Or maybe you don't understand how that works?
01.25.17, Andrew V., No offense, but why do you continue to respond? If you're as offended as you say you are, why don't you just block this page? We get it, you don't like it. Move along. Less excuses, more solutions.
01.25.17, Maria H., Andrew V. great idea.
(maria blocked us and we have been disabled to comment further as 'skyway bridge'. sad face emoticon!~)
01.25.17, Barbara H., Maria H. if you look at this site you'll see there's useful info on suicide. No one makes fun of them.
01.25.17, Jennifer N. F., Maria H. if anything, maybe this page will show us that we can not ignore the fact that people are out there suffering-reach out-be aware-look for signs of depression in loved ones and friends.
01.25.17, Zachary T., Maria do you live in our neighborhood? Skyway keeps us informed. The mainstream media will not.
01.26.17, Adam W., You apparently haven't ventured very far into what kinds of pages fb has to offer. This is mild.
01.26.17, Novette D. A., Maria...let me explain the importance of this FB page and the website. First and foremost, like it or not, this is 'news'. Second, suicides are never even acknowledged in the State of Florida. Third, and a biggie, raising awareness of what is happening right in our own town. This is the last stop for these jumpers. Their stories need to come out and be told, not hidden like suicide does not exist.
(thanks to those of you that responded for us.)
01.19.17, Sadie S., facebook, (reacting to the 01.18.17 incident), Really? You need to post a picture leading to his facebook? Do you have any idea about suicide and those left behind? The family has the rights to notify, when and if ready. Maybe someone needs to not know how, age or mental reasons.
To all of you, he is a number. A person who jumped, who ended his life, without any answers.
If you are so drawn to suicide, I will give you the hard cold facts of 30 years searching for answers to questions unknown. Trying to explain to a 4 year old, something you don't understand. Taking a newborn girl to their grave, saying here she is, but you were suppose to be here. The empty chair, that darn empty seat, because they are not there.
No mental or financial issues. No relationship problems. To be handed his personal property, including the tarp straps he hung himself with. To read, every scar of his, for every coin in his pocket counted and displayed.
That is suicide, those left behind will never be the same. The guilt, the blame, the judgement. The what if, if only, maybe I should of. You accept guilt, you are here they are not.
To those left behind...if you need support groups, we have many.
01.19.17, Skyway Bridge, i get it, you're damaged by suicide. it's dreadful and will never go away. i too am familiar with familial suicide. it sucks. what can go away is the desire to follow this page or visit the website. i invite any and all that take issue with what we do, to please stay away. go away from here and never go to the website. easy simple. for all those that wish to not be placed on the website for your family to see, please do not jump off the bridge. i wish you well and hope you cope with what you were dealt. it's been established that you hate what we do, yet here you are again. perhaps turning away from here would save you from the painful reminder of your past. just a thought.
11.30.16, Frank C., facebook, (reacting to the 11.28.16 incident) please don,t post her name family needs peace...I know the family real,real well..I again ask yu to give the family there time and peace.May god bless them and the kids
11.30.16, Frank C., (just 3 minutes later) don,t post anymore stuff,very rude of yu f**ks...
11.30.16, Skyway Bridge, starting with a 'please', working in your god, and then followed by name calling, works every time.~
12.01.16, Frank C., Please stop your posts then
12.01.16, Skyway Bridge, how about i delete the whole website, just for you?
12.01.16, Frank C., Yes that's great jerk off,smart ass F**k!!!!!!
12.01.16, Skyway Bridge, you are my new favorite. i will hold your insightful prose forever in my heart.
12.01.16, Frank C., Do you have a heart for these family's,jerk off????How about your mom or dad jumped off,would you like the world to know there names or if they had kids??Wake up!!!!!
12.01.16, Frank C., Boy your a dick,f you and your web site
12.01.16, Frank C., I will make sure family is aware of your posts,in time
12.01.16, Skyway Bridge, oh, frankie, you are just the cutest. you might suggest that the family stays away from the website. that would be the right thing for you to do. that and learn up on spelling and grammar.
12.01.16, Aidan C., Skyway Bridge Who ever you are you are one ignorant f**king piece of shit
12.01.16, Skyway Bridge, says the man with 44 friends and his brand spankin' new president.~ so angry, this one.
12.01.16, Nicky G., Frankie disappeared :-) Hope he doesn't talk like this in front of his kids!! Role Model "Not"!
12.01.16, Aidan C., I don't use the sadness of others to stroke my ego on Facebook , does it make you feel special Nicky. Some role model you are for kids ,you must be a Christian
12.02.16, Skyway Bridge, frankie gave up, much like aidan should. they point the finger of hate, but would be more accurate by doing so to a mirror.
12.02.16, Aidan C., Skyway Bridge You are a f**king pathetic piece of shit filling your need for attention by taking advantage of the sorry of others . People like you are nothing more than dogshit on a shoe a f**king annoyance that have to be scraped off and your stink still lingers . Does it make you feel special that people click on your FB page , does it make you think you have actual friends ? This lady had friends she had a husband and three kids they are more important than your "Facebook Friends " you pathetic f**k
12.02.16, Skyway Bridge, one can only imagine the joy you must bring to those around you. no doubt you continue to drive everyone away with your endless ranting about your new president, all while hiding your profile picture behind a car you will never have. sad how a tiny penis can drive a man to such a low, he will wallow in hate and venom, in order to boost his self-esteem. i hope one day you will find the joy you no doubt are lacking in your vile hateful life.
11.17.15, "Your far away local jumper structure?" You want names, reasons, rhymes? PATHETIC! You want Tips? I hsve a Tip for YOU. Don't make it so easy for a troubled person to JUMP this bridge!!! (yeah, that's what we do, we make it easy, yet here you are still.~)
10.19.15, anon, believe me, someone who has known what it feels like to want to jump to their death... This website with all of it's attempts at guilt or scare tactics referring to how long a person may live in terrible pain after they jump, crush their vital organs, and writhe in pain until they finally drown sickens me... absolutely sickens me. I came upon this after my sister jumped from this bridge. You talk about how people who commit suicide bring pain and shame upon their families... You should be ASHAMED OF YOURSELF (your sister jumped and you want to jump. what the hell is going on in your family that drives it's members to that horrid end? everything you said was and is correct, except the us being ashamed part. we strongly recommend you peruse this.)
06.18.15, anon, Your comment to suicidal people is disgusting. Saying that they bring shame and hurt to they're families only adds to their already broken psyche. And there is absolutely no shame in suffering so badly that you feel that killing yourself is the only way out. I myself have attempted suicide. Am I a shame to my family? No, I'm not. I have four mental health diagnoses and a life full of abuse and poverty. To call me shameful for that is grossly wrong and untrue. Before I tried to kill myself I pictured my mom finding me. I pictured my family frantic and crying. I knew what it was going to do to them. To say that they have an obligation to other people says that their thoughts and feelings don't matter. I urge you to take your "notice" down and learn more about mental health and suicide. You have a lack of empathy and it clearly shines through. We go through enough without being made to feel even more disgusting and guilty. You do not have my permission to use or post this message or my name anywhere. (you can not go off on our opinion about how we feel the suicide practitioner brings shame and hurt to families, and then paint a picture of your family, hurt by your self-induced demise. while you might not feel shame, being as you are dead, your family would. they may feel shame with you now, they just hide it from you. you can not declare positively that you would not be "a shame to my family". you do not know that, as you would never know how they reacted to your successful suicide. they would also wallow in a deep hurt that would never go away. we did not say suicidals "have an obligation to other people", we simply describe a skyway suicide jump, offer an opinion of their suicide/attempt aftermath, and suggest they perhaps get help to overcome their suicidal tendency, thus avoiding suicide and hurting their family and friends. your opinion that our approach shows "a lack of empathy" has been duly noted and promptly rejected. we do have our permission to use or post this message without using your name anywhere. did you really think you could spout off like that and give us no recourse to respond? besides, it's not like you'll come back to read this anyway.)
01.05.15, David, Bradenton, FL., What type of service do you think you are providing with this garbage? Have some compassion! (our only service is to troll for hate mail and today we achieved success!)
09.29.14, Laurie L. S., facebook, why don't you install a fence too tall to climb, a net, SOMETHING? Do you find peace that you have so many suicides from this bridge? It's insane that you take NO action to stop it.
10.03.14, Skyway Bridge, are you suggesting we sneak up to the skyway, maybe at night, and install a fence along the edge or net under the bridge? just who is the insane one here?
10.21.14, Jessica S.S., Because the person running a social media site about people who jump from the Skyway has complete control over the bridge and what security measures the county/state approves.... duh! It's all YOUR FAULT you stupid bridge....
10.22.14, Laurie L. S., I actually posted because I was horrified that the nothing appears to be done to prevent so many suicides on the bridge. It also appears to me that in light of the number of suicides that have occurred in the past, there are many to come in the future. My post was out of concern, not to provoke comments that are just plain rude and smart ass in nature. My post was to express that nothing has been done - some safety feature, of ANY sort, after the large number of suicides that are documented that have occurred on this particular bridge. Apparently, I posted on the wrong page, and a simple message to convey this was all that was necessary. I admin a page on fb as well, and have a heck of a lot more tact when there is a post that is not in line for the purpose of our page, or has inappropriate content, etc.. I don't appreciate the child like remarks. My concern was out of genuine concern and compassion for the high numbers of people who appear to drive to the top of the bridge, pull over, and just jump. I looked at several pages on "the bridge" and thought yours was the one that would be the one to post on. Obviously I was wrong, made the wrong choice, did not read thoroughly enough about the page and its' purpose, and will not post on your site again. I just am appalled at your statements ------- even if I posted my remark on a page that was not designed to receive it, an advisement was all that was necessary, and perhaps a referral to a page that my remark might be heard and be more appropriate on. Surely I am not the only one who has made some comment about why no action has been taken. Isn't is a shame that social media has made it so easy for people to be so awful, when my remark was CLEARLY out of concern that nothing has been done by those with the ability to do something.
10.22.14, Skyway Bridge, so let's get this straight, you barge in here, appalled that we have done nothing on the bridge to stop suicides, going so far as to insinuate we're insane for not taking action, and then get butt hurt because we didn't answer to these demands as you would have expected. instead, we offered only "rude, smart ass, child like, awful remarks". does that pretty much sum it up? look, sweetcheeks, we run a stupid website, what power do we have? we did post a page about a possible solution and have pointed it out to the trolls in charge of the bridge. what more can we do? instead, you proceed to get panty wadded and drone on and on about it, almost as if we cared. in the future, perhaps begin your initial contact with more a cordial greeting and less an insultingly demanding post. ask your questions as if you really want an answer, then maybe follow up with a brief response, instead of a lengthy diatribe about how badly you were treated, because we didn't properly respond to your eminence. so, laurie, enough about that, what are you wearing right now?
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