The crisis charity Mikeysline has asked Transport Scotland to place signs either side of the Kessock Bridge giving details of crisis helpline contact numbers. The appeal follows the alarming number of actual and attempted suicides from this location.
Similar signs appear on bridges all over the world, on the Erskine Bridge in the South of Scotland, on the Waverley Bridge in Edinburgh. There is evidence that these signs can help change the mind of even the most troubled soul. There is NO evidence that they have an adverse effect.
Transport Scotland have responded by saying it's a 'Complex issue', and will require 'Consultation with their partners'. In the years since this bridge has been built there has bee NO 'Consultation' with the RNLI, The Police, Highland Council, the people of Inverness, or the families of those who have taken their own lives in this way.
Trying, in any way we can, to save lives is not 'complex'. If placing these signs saves only ONE life they will have proved worthwhile.
Every bridge has two sides. Nobody should be ending their journey in the middle.
We, the undersigned, call on Transport Scotland to stop procrastinating, passing the buck, and help us save lives by placing these inexpensive signs on the Kessock Bridge.
Crisis helpline numbers
Text Mikeysline on 07779 303 303
Call Samaritans on 116 123
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
The Crisis Helpline Signs on the Kessock Bridge petition to Transport Scotland was written by Mikeysline and is in the category Health at GoPetition.