Suicide prevention office: Bridge

You are not alone

Devastating facts: In Serbia in average 1500 persons take their own lives per year, 40 jumping from Belgrade bridges.

Idea: For this specific action, we have chosen biggest Belgrade bridge. From the bridge we have projected a message with phone number of the Suicide Prevention Office. The projected message and phone number can be seen when looking down from the bridge only.

Advertising Agency: McCann Erickson Belgrade, Serbia
Creative Directors: Jana Savic Rastovac, Vladimir Cosic
Art Director: Marko Savic
Creative coaching: Milos Stankovic, Yaniv Mlinarski
Published: August 2010

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18 comments

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Guest

can it be seen in daytime?

Anonymous Author's picture
Anonymous Author
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Good effort. Can't do much more than this beyond fencing off the bridge. Although, do they all go to the centre to jump?

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Hibon's picture
Hibon
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A good effort if it's only to draw attention to this problem and not to find a solution to the problem!

Simple ideas are the best !

F.Abboud's picture
F.Abboud
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I totally agree with you; they state that 40 cases out of 1500 made suicide from this bridge; you can't solve the problem by this ambient idea but yes you raise awareness through PR and word of mouth hoping that this may propel your message.

Jaap Grolleman's picture
Jaap Grolleman
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Bad copywriter. Should have wrote "Nobody likes you"

Dzsoi's picture
Dzsoi
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The shorter the better. My suggestion: "Jump!"

Guest's picture
Guest

we will post that note when you decide to climb onto a bridge

Guest's picture
Guest

Yeah, you are right. Message "Nobody likes you" would be great for potential suicider. I think that would be a great help for them.

ivan's picture
ivan

He was obviously joking. :)

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Guest's picture
Guest

You really think that a message "Nobody likes you" would be working positively on a person trying to commit suicide?

Blashyrkh's picture
Blashyrkh
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The "You are not alone" copy looks a bit like "There are others waiting to jump. Go"

Jaap Grolleman's picture
Jaap Grolleman
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1+, you bring up an important thought here.

Guest's picture
Guest

yes you are right. it means "hurry up" :)

riyelam's picture
riyelam
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Should be "Call me now" or something like that kind of seductive

Guest's picture
Guest

was it work???

Guest's picture
Guest

40 out of 1500.. So what about the other 1460?

Guest's picture
Guest

This bridge is the simbol of suicide in Serbia, since it's named after a famous poet that killed himself by jumping from it. The task was to draw attention to the problem, not to solve it (it would be too much to ask from one campaign, don't you agree?)

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kgeiger
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Agreed.

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