Bay Area suicide scare sparks talk about prevention

Bay Area suicide scare sparks talk about prevention
Signs at a suicide prevention rally in 2014 in Coos Bay

NORTH BEND, Ore. - Rumors raced Tuesday night that a suicidal individual had jumped from the McCullough Bridge.

The story wasn't true.

But it got a lot of people talking and about depression and suicide - and what can be done to try and prevent another tragedy.

Whether it's a celebrity, a family member or a friend, anyone can fall victim to depression

Mental health experts say talking to someone - anyone - can help

If you or someone you know is suffering depression or contemplating suicide, there are resources available to help.

Coos County Mental Health 
Crisis hotline: (541) 751-2550
Reception: (541) 751-2500

Office of Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health

Mental Health Help Net

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill