suicide

Negotiating for safety

An older woman scurried 88 feet across the Foresthill Bridge on the outside of the safety railing. The conditions were cold and rainy with heavy winds. Five negotiator teams tri ...

Suicide threat closes Foresthill Bridge crossing

A man threatening to jump off the Foresthill Bridge led to a closure of Foresthill Road on Saturday afternoon as law enforcement successfully convinced him not to commit suicide. ...

Sacramento man ID’d as Foresthill Bridge jumper

A Sacramento man has been identified as the person whose body was found Thursday below the Foresthill Bridge after a report of a possible suicide attempt off it the night before. ...

Canyon search yields body below Foresthill Bridge

A man who was reported to have climbed over the Foresthill Bridge’s railing and then apparently leaped Wednesday has added to the span’s grim death toll. The Placer Co ...

Writing through the night and the fog

Here’s something that used to be hard for me to admit: I was a terrible student. At E.V. Cain, I got a D in art. I wasn’t allowed to watch the celebratory end-of-the-ye ...

Another View: Suicide: A problem we can actually do something about

Auburn didn’t choose to be a poster city for suicide prevention. But several tragedies in recent years have given us an opportunity to make a difference on this important pub ...

Reader Input: Mental health on our minds

The tragedy of 150 persons lost on a German airliner last week and evidence pointing to a deliberate act by the co-pilot should spark a new interest and discussion about mental hea ...

Hikers find body below Foresthill Bridge near Auburn

Hikers found the body of a man below the Foresthill Bridge near Auburn on Friday, bringing to 72 the number of people believed to have plunged off the span. The body was discovere ...

Possible jumper brings CHP copter under Foresthill Bridge

The possibility of a suicidal plunge off the Foresthill Bridge brought the California Highway Patrol helicopter searching deep into the American River canyon Monday morning. The c ...

Auburn hair salon employees pull suicidal man from locked, smoking car

Workers at an Auburn salon broke a window to pull a suicidal man, partly bound in plastic wrap, from a smoking car on Friday. The man, who authorities said was attempting to kill ...

Local woman walks to shine light on suicide

Courtney Portlock lost her mother to suicide when she was 18 years old, which is why she wants to help end the stigma and silence surrounding this tragic issue and promote awarenes ...

Another View: Darkness over Foresthill Bridge suicide, but hope remains

“I have to, I have to.” Those were the last words of a despondent man to would-be rescuers as he perched on the railing on the outside of Foresthill Bridge last August ...

Another View: Sometimes what we see takes time to understand

I remember the day vividly, parked in front of the bank in Truckee in May 2004. My thoughts were filled with excitement as I saw the caller ID come in as Marlee, my oldest sister. ...

Loomis man jumps from Foresthill Bridge

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a 46-year-old Loomis man committed suicide off the Foresthill Bridge over the weekend. Reported at 7:46 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 ...

Reader Input: A community’s kindness humbles

I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the first responders who answered my 911 call in Colfax on March 23, 2013. On that awful day my husband, Ken Westeren, committed sui ...