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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted by Super Dave
a resident of Gemello
on Jul 21, 2017 at 12:51 pm

I am in the sign industry and $110,000 for 250 signs seems like a lot, but if you do the math it comes to $440 per sign. When you factor in the metal sign post and the fact that somebody has to dig those holes and cement them, this price seems reasonable.

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