2020 • updated: 09.15.20
latest comments are at the top. (our responses to comments follow)
09.09.20, Bre W., My name is Bre, and I came across your website and I just wanted to discuss the purpose of it and the effect it has on certain individuals. I understand this site was formed to help people, and that was an amazing step you took, and I would like to discuss some things with you regarding it's subject material. Kindest regards, Bre W.
09.09.20, hello bre, sure, ask away.
09.09.20, How do you view the jumpers? What's your opinion on them as a person?
09.09.20, i see them as troubled souls, unable to cope with what life has dealt them. be it social, love, criminal, or health issues, they have chosen to take a public exit in front of the world. i find it a sad choice and hope they have found the peace they desired.
09.09.20, I agree, and I think it's heartbreaking. The site sends a different message, however, and seems to shame the jumpers. I just feel that it makes them seem worse and actually could drive them to do it but maybe in a different way.
How do you feel would be the best way to talk a jumper out of jumping? What would you say or tell them?
09.09.20, i would like to see some evidence of shaming. "seems" isn't enough to convince me. no one contemplates suicide based solely on the website. there must be underlying circumstances that drive their desire to self end. their method is their choice, as well as their right. as has happened, when given the opportunity to chat with a potential suicidal, i attempt to get to the root of their issue and go from there. each reason requires a different approach. i attempt to get them to try and understand another way to approach their choice and the reasons for it.
09.09.20, On your site's home page you've titled it "irreverent" since 1998-Even if you were mocking the site's haters this seems as if you just don't care.
This part of this seems highly insensitive
This shows someone asking to get a story taken down for the sake of the family-and you refused
Have you heard of the site Best Gore?
09.09.20, if you followed the "irreverent" link, which is not a title, you would see we are not mocking the jumpers, but the article writer's declaration of the site's irreverence. as for the article written by the man that actually dealt with a badly damaged jumper, it is his story about his experience in trying to rescue a jumper. i think you might need to understand one thing, jumpers add themselves to the website. it's not like we find people and toss them off the bridge. they voluntarily cast themselves into the afterlife. in doing so, they involve the random public and it then becomes public news. the families are in no position to demand the news be altered to their specification. people continuously find parts "insensitive". virtually any discussion of death could be construed as "insensitive" by someone. bottom line: absolutely no one is forced to visit the website. this goes for the friends and family of the jumpers, as well as any random site visitor. if they do not like what they see, they can go away and stay away. keep in mind that the powers that be have finally been shamed into doing something about jumpers off the skyway bridge. one could easily assume the website had some hand in this decision. in the end, we hope the proposed barrier puts an end to this "irreverent" and "insensitive" website.
09.09.20, I asked if you knew about the site Best Gore because your site attracts the same people who visit it. The family should be in the position to control things like who sees this stuff. People who visit these sites are not there to seek help, they are there to see death. Those people absolutely degrade the jumpers and judge them, and if I saw my loved one on that site I would be broken to know that so many people view their death as entertainment and if I couldn't get it taken off the site I would attempt to get authorities involved.
09.09.20, i have never visited 'best gore'. it's not my thing, so i have no idea who visits it or how that correlates to who visits our website. i also don't care about the 'type' of people that visit either site, as there is no way to determine such, nor is there any relevance in knowing. a family has little to say, as it pertains to newsworthy news, who sees it, and/or their intention for seeing it. same goes for those who die in plane/car crashes, murder, criminality, or other newsworthy endeavors. it's the news and people get named, whether the family approves or not. if you saw a loved one on the site, it would be because they put them self in a position to be placed on the site. your attempt to get authorities involved would be well meaning, but fruitless. in conclusion, check this out and this and this.
09.01.20, Sarah S., Glasgow, United Kingdom, facebook/pm, Your page is despicable. Ive just heard from a friend that you posted details of her brothers suicide. How fkn sick are you. Ive had a look at your page. There is no reason for it, youre not advocating for suicide reduction, saving lives or good old decent empathy. And referring to it a 'jumping event' is beyond belief, like its some fun thing to do. Could you imagine losing someone you love dearly to suicide, then someone, completely unconnected with the situation, posts the details all over SM. Highlighting suicide to make people aware of the massive numbers of people affected and to try reduce numbers, trying to help people in what is there most vulnerable and desperate moments. Not just rattling off "female jumper, body recovered. Identified' do you have any fuckin idea how devastating that could be to the loved one. Not everyone wants the world to know there loved ones have died by suicide, but you clearly don't care about anybody else's feelings do you.
09.01.20, settle down, bonnie, take a breath and understand that we have heard all your rambling hate before. that's why we have these most awesome hate pages. there you will have access to many minutes of hateful fun. then perhaps read this for one hot minute and maybe come to grips with why all this. if that doesn't do it for you, there's always this. be well and enjoy your life.
09.15.20, Fuck of you depraved heartless selfush cunt
09.15.20, it's *off and *selfish. when fabricating childish vulgar retorts, it's imperative to drive your point clearly, not cause your intended target to pause and decode your misspelled missive. working in helpful punctuation is also a plus, but i suppose that isn't important. i do admire your ability to weave so much hate into such a short sentence, so kudos for that. you have been a delight. kiss kiss, and have a good day.
08.07.20, Cole C., facebook, you people are scum and immoral I hope your company gets shut down you sacks of shit. burn in hell. if I had the power and money I would ban your shit on everything (stay in school, study well, work hard, and you will earn enough money to still not ban our shit on anything.)
05.22.20, Megan K., facebook/pm, You can obvious post what you want, hence "public page", and you can say whatever you want too.
In my opinion it takes a nasty person to type about the attempted suicide in such manner like you did, talking about how that he was identifying with being a women & other remarks you made. You have obviously never been through a terrible time or loss- to comprehend your words typed.
I'm not here to be a "Karen" that you throw around in comments. I'm writing to maybe educate you that you have no idea what your saying/typing can hurt someone. Don't be that person, because right now you are. No need to write back, I won't argue my point.
But if you were on that bridge about to jump, I wouldn't say nasty things about you on social media, I'd try to help another human being. 😏🤷 (oh, but i will write back, i must, i can't help myself. obviously, you paid zero attention to the fact that on 04.14.20, a trans man jumped, apparently unable to cope with the process, the result, and/or the family's reaction. i suppose pointing out this possibility, as well as the much higher rate of suicide amongst the group, is now a horrific hate crime! i did not determine that the almost jumper in question "was identifying with being a women". i did say, "let's not jump to conclusions, maybe he identifies as a woman and that's why he wanted to jump.~", as a sarcastic response to someone that said, "It's wound, he doesn't have a womb(only women)". i didn't want to assume anyone's gender, as that is so un p.c. i suppose the 'maybe' didn't fit well with your agenda. you really should include all the words and read all the posts leading up to the words of issue, when quoting others, or maybe you work in the msm. yes, i have been through a terrible time and loss, but will never let someone's words get in my way, as being offended is just something to get over. i am unoffendable and recommend others try to be the same. try to imagine a world where no one was offended by words. we used to teach that to children, but not any more. now we teach them that words hurt you, we need to ban words, and must punish those that use them. bullshit! i did use the slang term "Karen", as there was an overwhelming cabal of women, ranting and dictating "approved" behavior, as Karens are wont to do. it just seemed appropriate and made me laugh. choosing to be offended by it is, again, something to get over. the kids storming the beach at Normandy, would not be upset with words. today's soft pansy adultbaby pussies are on a mission to cleanse the world against reality and words that upset their delicate insecurities. bottom line, we should not bow down to sjw outrage karen mobs. thanks for writing and do stay well.)
05.21.20, Melody B., facebook, oh my bad, just read the "insensitivity trigger warning". Wish I would've paid more attention before I liked this page or group or whatever it is. Definitely not for me. Makes me dislike humans all the more. 🤷 (thank you for taking your dislike of humans elsewhere. for more about what to expect, visit our trigger warning terms of service disclaimer acceptance agreement.)
03.02.20, Real, St.pete, fl., Getting a skyway bridge tattoo with the caption suicide bridge underneath it all thanks to this page you might have blocked me on Facebook which is fine I can see your page using my wife's phone or any of my friends that come over point being is that I still have access this website and it's going to be a great tattoo again thanks to website (danny, we did block you on facebook and we had good reason. we've been all through this, when will you get it? we have no ability to block anyone from this website, nor would we try. do continue to stop by and stay a while. send us a picture of your tattoo and we will post it, just like this one. in closing, punctuation allows your readers to breathe along the way. perhaps look into it.) previously
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