Town Square

Post a New Topic

Caltrain posts new suicide-prevention signs

Original post made on Sep 24, 2010

Suicide-prevention signs along the Caltrain tracks will be updated as part of a nation-wide study on whether they are effective. Caltrain will spend $110,000 to erect 250 new "There is Help" signs along a 10-mile stretch that includes Mountain View, Palo Alto and Menlo Park, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 24, 2010, 11:12 AM

Comments (3)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by JM
a resident of Gemello
on Sep 24, 2010 at 4:27 pm

$110,000 to erect 250 signs? I thought they were financially strapped.

 +   Like this comment
Posted by NeHi
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 24, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Let's try this:

If I call the number on the sign, I'll be identified. If I'm successful, I'm famous, wow. If I'm not, I'm maimed. If I change my mind, I'm labelled. Is there some positive aspect to this or is it CYA?? I don't know.

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Just my viewpoint
a resident of Castro City
on Oct 3, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Why not take the pressure off of kids so they don't feel like they have to kill themselves if they aren't A students.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Freebirds Palo Alto shutters, Pieology to move in
By Elena Kadvany | 12 comments | 3,084 views

A Glimpse into local HS Suicide
By Chandrama Anderson | 6 comments | 2,130 views

Deny the 429 Univ Ave Project Appeal
By Steve Levy | 7 comments | 1,290 views

Now Playing - Your Dinner!
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 905 views

Teens and Cutting, What's Going On?
By Caroline Fleck | 0 comments | 196 views