During 2004, a filmmaker and his crew recorded events at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco for a year. This is the #1 suicide spot in the world. In this film, we see many of the 24 suicides committed during that span of time. It also includes interviews with those who attempted suicide and survived as well as with family members and friends of those who successfully jumped off the bridge and ended their lives. It is somber material and strangely compelling. Really actually fascinating as it delves into mental health and treatment of the mentally ill [denial about depression, mental illness or the commitment to actually end one's life by those closest to the person]. The Bridge juxaposes the beauty and power of this beautiful structure and the devastation of mental illness and this bridge as a way out of the pain of despair, intense sadness and hopelessness. It is honest and rare for suicide to be addressed so directly and honestly by a film. Unless you have felt such crushing depression or the feeling that there is no way to go on anymore. You’ve tried and tried and feel you do not fit in, you will never succeed and most importantly will never feel content in this world. For many, the only way out is to jump. Many of the friends and family members understand the choices that these people make. “I have understood that there are people who have incessant pain,” one woman says. Jumping off the bridge is dramatic and either draws attention or will prove to someone that no one even notices or cares. But it is quick and painless. There are a few cases where the person survives, though.