At approximately 01:30 hours early Wednesday morning, Boston Fire, Police and EMS responded to the parking garage at 80 Francis Street at Brigham and Women’s Hospital after hospital security guards located a woman standing on the ledge of the top floor threating to jump.
A full technical rescue was called by Boston Fire command and rescuers immediately approached and made contact with the woman in attempts to talk her down. The woman, who had come from the North Shore, was clearly having a mental health emergency and needed help.
After about 30 minutes the woman was talked off the ledge and safely taken into EMS care. She was transported to a local area hospital to undergo a psychiatric evaluation and receive the care she obviously needed.
If you ever find yourself in crisis and thinking about suicide, or are worried about a friend or loved one and in need of emotional support, please contact the Good Samaritan Helpline at (877) 870-4673. You can call or text any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The services are free, confidential and completely anonymous.