I had the opportunity to see the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge outside of Taos, NM recently and I must say that it is an amazing piece of human engineering. At first the bridge looked like a normal bridge as I drove over it, but the moment I step out of the car to look I was stunned. The bridge is a huge steel structure that provides a passage over the beautiful gorge. It has to be one of the most beautiful steel bridges in America and the landscape is breath taking. It is unfortunate that such a beautiful spot has been used for suicides. The problem has been real and one idea to help those in that crisis is to install crisis phones. These phones are on both sides of the bridge and the beginning to. They are easy to use call boxes that only require you pushing a single button. I was happy to see the State of New Mexico take this initiative to help everyone who is facing the struggle of taking their life. Enjoy some of the photos I have taken and please spread the word that hope is there. If you need help for suicide please check the following resources. If you feel like you are at your end call 911 and let them know you need help.
Click here for the National Suicide Lifeline
Click here for Suicide Prevention and Help Numbers
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