Two #UpperValley women took a stand this week to try and help people who may be contemplating #suicide at the #Quechee Gorge, which has been the site of four deaths since January. #VT https://t.co/zq72dpQR6T
— Valley News (@VNewsUV) August 1, 2018
Brava to Jess Keene and Jessica Arruda, the two minds behind a newly launched effort to prevent suicides at the Quechee Gorge.
The two have posted dozens of handwritten index card-sized signs — featuring messages like “Step back — you’re worth it!” — along the railings of the bridge in an attempt to discourage people from taking their own lives at the scenic spot.
The women say they were inspired by a British teenager who posted similar uplifting signs at a bridge in the U.K.
If you or someone you know are struggling with thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.