Words to Remember

My dear friends.
How was your year?
Mine was very trying.
But I came out of it smelling the sweet air!
I hope you did too.

I do get concerned, though,
how you will be doing over the holidays.
So here’s what I want you to do.

Follow your heart.
And repeat:
I am beautiful
I am intelligent
I am healthy in mind and body

When you get depressed
Keep repeating this until you feel better
or fall asleep.
And let’s have a great 2015!

I love you!
yoko

Yoko Ono Lennon
Monday 22 Dec 2014
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The View From The Vista Bridge by Christen McCurdy

This thought provoking article was written by a roommate of a man who jumped from the Vista Bridge in May of 2013.

http://www.friendsofthevistabridge.com/wp-admin/post-new.php

Having a rough day? Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? That’s called purpose. You’re alive for a reason. Don’t give up.

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A powerful video to watch for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1QoyTmeAYw&feature=share&app=desktop

Vista Bridge Advisory Committee

Here is a picture of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for the Vista Bridge:  IMG_4647-2Vista Bridge Advisory Committee formed by Commissioner Steve Novick:

From left to right front, Chet Orloff, Michael Molinaro, Former Portland Mayor Bud Clark, Bill Hawkins, David O’Longaigh

In the back, Paddy Tillett, Rick Potestio, Bonnie Kahn, and Denise Archer

* Not pictured, Bill Failing and Don Stasny

Governor of New Mexico Eyes Suicide Prevention at Taos Bridge

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Artist’s Boot Camp Show Donates a Percentage of Their Sales to Friends of The Vista Bridge

Bonnie Kahn’s Artist Boot Camp is having a show at Muse Art and Design, 4220 SE Hawthorne, Friday,  Sept. 5, 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The artists are fabulous and many of the artists are donating a percentage of the sales to the Friends of the Vista Bridge! Friends of the Vista Bridge is a non-profit 501 (c) (3).  Our Fiscal Sponsor is Lines For Life.  We are in the process of raising money to replace the temporary fence on the Vista Bridge with a permanent structure.

 

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Do Not Call Robin Williams Death A Waste

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/elizabeth-hawksworth/robin-williams-suicide_b_5670205.html

Engaging In Conversation Can Save a Life!

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews Kevin Hines about nets on the Golden Gate Bridge

http://vimeo.com/98823340

Excellent interview with Kevin Hines author of “Cracked Not Broken” regarding nets on the Golden Gate Bridge. Kevin states in this interview, “If one person would have been there when I was waiting to jump and ask me if I was okay, I never would have jumped and I would have told them everything.” Thank you Friends of the Vista Bridge Volunteers. Your work saved many lives!