415 people have committed suicide by jumping from the Coronado Bridge and it appeared there was going to be another . This time a homeless Veteran, distraught from getting kicked out of a homeless shelter decided to end his life. He is the father of a small daughter, his offense was missing curfew at the shelter because he was working late. This was the latest in a series of setbacks and misfortune the Veteran had suffered. He was overwhelmed! Crying and sobbing, he climbed up on the ledge, ready to jump the 200 feet into the water.
But as fate would have it, a married couple out on their date night, noticed the man and stopped their car. This was no ordinary couple, they are both mental health professionals and run their own addiction treatment center. They began reasoning with the man but at first he rebuffed them. “Just leave me alone!” He kept repeating. After several minutes of intense persuasion, the Veteran came down. He agreed to enter the treatment Center run by the couple!