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More than 170 people have ended their lives on Portland's Vista Bridge since its construction in 1926, giving it the unfortunate nickname "Suicide Bridge". Volunteers have pledged to patrol the bridge 24 hours a day until temporary suicide barriers are installed.

More than 170 people have ended their lives on Portland's Vista Bridge since its construction in 1926, giving it the unfortunate nickname "Suicide Bridge". Volunteers have pledged to patrol the bridge 24 hours a day until temporary suicide barriers are installed.

Leslie visits her husband Fred's grave in Nehalem, OR. As a Bereavement Group Leader and former Crisis Line Director at Lines for Life, a Portland suicide hotline, Leslie has become a leader and a resource for countless other Survivors. Leslie says, "Its a field I never thought or hoped I'd be an expert in".

Leslie visits her husband Fred's grave in Nehalem, OR. As a Bereavement Group Leader and former Crisis Line Director at Lines for Life, a Portland suicide hotline, Leslie has become a leader and a resource for countless other Survivors. Leslie says, "Its a field I never thought or hoped I'd be an expert in".

Messages written on Portland's Vista Bridge to dissuade people from jumping. Five people have ended their lives so far this year on the bridge, two in the month since the Portland City Council approved emergency funding for temporary suicide barriers.

Messages written on Portland's Vista Bridge to dissuade people from jumping. Five people have ended their lives so far this year on the bridge, two in the month since the Portland City Council approved emergency funding for temporary suicide barriers.

Ellin's passion for gardening has helped her immensely since losing her son Ned to suicide. She only shares what happened to Ned with a select few.

Ellin's passion for gardening has helped her immensely since losing her son Ned to suicide. She only shares what happened to Ned with a select few.

Leslie leads a bereavement group for suicide Survivors. The group is an incredibly tight knit family, some of which have been meeting together every week for the past 6 years. The entire spectrum of grieving is represented, from nearly 30 years removed to only 2 weeks.

Leslie leads a bereavement group for suicide Survivors. The group is an incredibly tight knit family, some of which have been meeting together every week for the past 6 years. The entire spectrum of grieving is represented, from nearly 30 years removed to only 2 weeks.

Members of the SW Portland Suicide Bereavement Group pass around photos of their loved ones. The group offers a safe and supportive environment for Survivors in every stage of the grieving process.

Members of the SW Portland Suicide Bereavement Group pass around photos of their loved ones. The group offers a safe and supportive environment for Survivors in every stage of the grieving process.

Stephen, a multiple Survivor, works the 11pm-8am shift at Lines for Life, a Portland suicide hotline. As of the beginning of August, the crisis line has taken 20,453 calls in 2013.

Stephen, a multiple Survivor, works the 11pm-8am shift at Lines for Life, a Portland suicide hotline. As of the beginning of August, the crisis line has taken 20,453 calls in 2013.