Shatter (Joseph OLoughlin, #3) by Michael RobothamJoe OLoughlin is on familiar territory—standing on a bridge high above a flooded gorge, trying to stop a distraught woman from jumping. She is naked, wearing only high-heel shoes, sobbing into a cell phone. Suddenly, she turns to him and whispers, “You don’t understand,” and lets go. Joe is shattered by the suicide and haunted by his failure to save the woman, until her teenage daughter finds him and reveals that her mother would never have committed suicide—not like that. She was terrified of heights. Compelled to investigate, Joe is soon obsessed with discovering who was on the other end of the phone. What could have driven her to commit such a desperate act? Whose voice? What evil?
Having devoted his career to repairing damaged minds, Joe must now confront an adversary who tears them apart: a man who searches for the cracks in a person’s psyche and claws his fingers inside, destroying what makes them whole.
Hero mother saves woman from jumping off Clifton Suspension Bridge
Please refresh the page and retry. A Bristol University student who had had conversations about suicide with a friend who jumped from a bridge was interviewed over "assisting" with her death, an inquest heard. Kasumi Kishi's friend Lara Nosiru, 23, who died in January, had previously discussed suicide methods with her, and Ms Kishi later told friends that the pair had talked about killing themselves together, the coroner heard. Ms Kishi later told police that she had hoped to convince Ms Nosiru not to kill herself and had made her promise not to jump. CCTV footage showed the two women walking across the famous bridge shortly before 4pm on January 30 with Ms Nosiru occasionally stopping and looking over the edge. When they reached the North Somerset side she twice tried to climb on to the wall above the gorge edge but Ms Kishi pulled her back down. T he security cameras showed Ms Nosiru having a final cigarette before climbing on to the wall and falling to her death.
Medical staff did not alert police that a vulnerable new mother with a history of mental health problems had vanished until almost 40 minutes after she walked out of a hospital in her slippers, carrying her child in a blanket, an inquest has heard. Charlotte Bevan and her four-day-old daughter, Zaani Tiana Bevan Malbrouck, had already reached the gorge where they fell to their deaths 10 minutes before the hospital called the police. Bevan, who had schizophrenia and depression, had stopped taking medication so that she could breastfeed her child, the inquest was told. That was probably too late to find Charlotte and Zaani before they had fallen to their deaths. Bevan suffered from depression and paranoid psychotic episodes and was prescribed the antipsychotic medication risperidone. In April , Bevan visited the surgery with Malbrouck, announced she was pregnant, and was advised not to stop the medication. A pregnancy care plan was drawn up with mental health services in July.
A mother has been hailed a hero after stopping a woman from jumping from Clifton Suspension Bridge. Sarah not her real name was with her child in Clifton Triangle when she was approached by a distressed woman asking where the bridge was. Most people who are thinking of taking their own life have shown warning signs beforehand. These can include becoming depressed, showing sudden changes in behaviour, talking about wanting to die and feelings of hopelessness. If you are concerned about someone, or need help yourself, please contact the Samaritans on
A STUDENT in the final year of her degree is believed to have taken her own life, the latest in a devastating string of suicides from the same top university. Lara Nosiru, 23, was in her final year at the prestigious University of Bristol when she took her own life, with the tragedy sparking a review into student mental health issues. The neuroscience student's body was found over the weekend after a two-hour search after authorities received a report that a woman had jumped from the city's Clifton Suspension Bridge. Lara, who was a member of dancing groups in Bristol, was originally from Essex and attended Ockenden School before moving away for university. The University of Bristol has now said they have increased their student counselling provisions, as well as working with other support groups.
Determined to end her life, she threw herself off the Clifton Suspension Bridge in the Easton area of Bristol. She was a young, charming, and single woman living with her father in their humble home on 48 Twinnell Road, St. Phillips, and yet she made her feelings known. Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol. Shocked and devastated, on May 8, , at AM, Sarah climbed over the fence and, before she could be stopped by any passersby, threw herself from the Suspension Bridge. She would have been the 18th person to end their life this way.
Emergency services spent around 12 hours looking for the woman but have now confirmed there are no longer any 'active searches' being carried out. A major search operation was launched yesterday at around 10pm after reports that a woman had been spotted going off the bridge. The police helicopter and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency carried out a large-scale search of the River Avon but had not found anything by this afternoon. In an earlier statement a spokesperson said the force had received reports of a woman either failing or jumping from the bridge at about 10pm yesterday. A witness who saw the woman fall said she saw a group of people trying to help her minutes before. Emergency services searched the area into the early hours of the morning but the woman had still not been found more than 12 hours later.