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Golden Gate Bridge suicide data show more youth consider jumping

SAN FRANCISCO >> Disturbing new data from the Golden Gate Bridge show there has been a fivefold increase in the number of young people who come to the span to consider ending their lives.

The number of people 24 years old and younger coming to the span to commit suicide went from nine in 2000 to 43 in 2014 and the figure is likely to go higher this year, officials cautioned Friday as the bridge board heard a presentation on the difficult subject that has vexed the structure’s officials since it opened in 1937...

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