Chicago Woman Attempts Suicide On Expressway, Man Stops Her

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Videos like this are always tragic to witness. Earlier today, a woman seemingly attempted to climb over the fence of a Chicago expressway overpass in an effort to throw herself into traffic. Several people stopped with phones recording but, thankfully, others got out to help her down. I don't post this to simply inflate shock-value content. It hurts to know that someone out there thought this was the only option. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, help is out there:

Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

NAMI Chicago - 1-833-626-4244 OR click here.

DuPage County Mental Health Dept. Crisis Unit - (630)-627-1700

McHenry County Crisis Line - 1-800-892-8900

Housing Needs & Shelters - 311

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