Commodore Barry Bridge Suicide – Law enforcement agencies are currently investigating a tragic incident that happened on Wednesday, November 1st, 2023, on the Commodore Barry Bridge in Chester, Pennsylvania. Apparently, there is a report that a man jumped off one of the bridges for unknown reasons. At the time of this publication, it is unknown if a life was lost as a result of the incident as authorities are yet to release any details.
The Commodore Barry Bridge is a cantilever bridge that spans the Delaware River from Chester, Pennsylvania to Bridgeport, New Jersey, in Logan Township. It is named after John Barry, an American Revolutionary War hero and Philadelphia resident.
If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis, call 610-280-3270. The Valley Creek Crisis Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are feeling lonely, depressed, or anxious and just want to talk, call Chester County’s warm line, at 1-866-846-2722. This line is manned by trained individuals in recovery. Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM and weekends from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Pennsylvanians have an easier way to connect to behavioral or mental health crisis services. Dialing 988 will connect callers directly to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. In 2020, Congress designated the new 988 dialing code to be operated through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sees 988 as a first step towards a transformed crisis care system in America.
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