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In one town in Scotland, it seems like everyone knows someone who’s taken their own life.

Georgie, 24, lost a close friend earlier this year – she wondered whether, if the bridge had had barriers around it, their life could have been saved.

She decided to change things. Soon, her petition to put up barriers got hundreds of signatures.

But people started saying they wouldn’t fix the problem.

Was she right? She meets a suicide prevention expert to find out the best way to save a life.

Produced by Naomi Pallas

Filmed and edited by Tom Heyden

A fully voiced version of this film is available here

If you are feeling emotionally distressed and would like details of organisations in the UK which offer advice and support, go to

Samaritans provide a safe place to talk where calls are completely confidential. From the UK and Ireland call 116 123 or visit

NHS help for suicidal thoughts

Emotional Distress: Information and Support