Tuesday night an “obviously despondent” man climbed atop the Walnut Street Bridge prompting many to fear for his mental health and safety.
Police talked him down to the ground and he was taken to hospital for evaluation, officials said.
The local incident comes after the recent high profile suicides of chef and travel documentarian Anthony Bourdain and businesswoman and fashion designer Kate Spade.
“[Suicide] goes across all socioeconomic levels,” Dr. Oliver Gregory, medical director of the partial hospitalization program at Parkridge Valley Adult & Senior Campus, said. “It doesn’t matter how rich or poor you are…It is multi-factorial. There are so many things that contribute to getting to that point. It’s usually multiple things that have piled on.”
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