My original plan was to jump off the golden gate bridge. However, it’s on the other side of the country and will be a year or longer until I can get out there. Now I’m contemplating the mackinac bridge. It doesn’t have a pedestrian walkway, so that poses an issue. I could just drive halfway, ditch the car and jump. This bridge is much closer to me. 4-5 hours I think. I could go anytime. The downfall is I wanted to see California but if the outcome of either place is the same (death) then I guess it doesn’t really make a difference does it?
Bridge jumping sounds terrifying to me. I’m afraid of heights though.
I have read accounts of what happens to people at the bottom and it is a slow and painful death. People do not just soar off with the angels. Since you want to see California anyway, you could try to save up some money so that you could go someday instead of killing yourself. At least you would have something to look forward to. And stay away from that bridge just in case !
@telly34- Now now don’t lie to the man. Most people die instantly if they go head first. Yes, a good amount of people just end up drowning but they’re probably unconscious. And about 2% end up surviving with life-altering injuries.
I’m not endorsing jumping off the golden gate bridge I’m just stating the facts.
I just want to be free. If I don’t die on impact I will most Most likely drown or die from freezing water temps. Depending on when I go. I’m not too worried about the pain. It won’t matter when I’m dead.
The California thing still has me and at first I thought I would try to live out there but no matter where I live or what I do I will always have these same feelings even though there may be periods where I feel well each time I relapse I go to a darker placevthan before. It’s only a matter of time. We are all goingvto die one day so I want to choose my death. I just want to be free.
wow jumping is a terrifing way to go… not my thing. hanging is so gentle 🙂 test it you get unconscious so soon 🙂
I don’t see how jumping is terrifying. My alternate is overdose but I guess I just don’t want my family to have to find/clean up my body.
If you have some time, watch the first 5 mins of the documentary “The Bridge”
Best documentary on suicide I’ve ever seen. I’d love to end it at the Golden Gate Bridge. Suicide is such a lonely thing, I figure choosing the #1 suicide spot in the world might make it more comforting. But like you, I’m 3000 miles away.
Ever think of tanking up your car and driving out there to do it? Probably cost 400 in gas and road beers but why not have a little fun before you go? I’ve often thought of that myself. I figure if I can make a 3 day roadtrip to sunny California and still want to do it, then it’s really time.
I have watched that documentary. I envy those who have already done it. For me it will be freeing, not scary. I had the same plan about driving out there but with my luck my car would break down or something. I’m hoping to get up to mackinaw next month and check it out.
Mackinac sounds pretty deadly according to the suicide news reports. I guess once your head hits the water, any tall bridge is as good as the next.
I agree with the free feeling, although you can never know if some primal panic instinct will kick in. The good thing about jumping, unlike hanging, helium, pills, poison or many other methods, is once your feet leave the ledge there’s no second-guessing yourself. So you can just fly and enjoy the ride.
Cyanides – you read my mind