Recently the Whitby Gazette ran an article under the heading of “Another Cliff Plunge: What Should Be Done ?”. Now Real Whitby asks the question to local people. What can be done to help reduce suicide at the cliffs in Whitby.
It seems that The cliff tops near Whitby Abbey are becoming a popular place for people to take their own lives.
This is clearly very sad for all involved, and even those of us not directly effected feel the pain.
Police have admitted they are concerned about how to stop people jumping or falling off cliffs at the Abbey Plain, after what is believed to have been the second suicide in a fortnight.
This got me thinking about what actually can be done ? Perhaps we could erect high fences ? or place numbers for the Samaritans up there, but would that be enough ?
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