Why I Jumped: My True Story of Postpartum Depression, Dramatic Rescue & Return to Hope
Title: Why I Jumped: My True Story of Postpartum Depression, Dramatic Rescue & Return to Hope
Author: Tina Zahn, Wanda Dyson
Presents the story of Tina Zahn, a woman suffering from severe postpartum depression, who tried taking her life by jumping from the Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge in Green Bay, Wisconsin, but was miraculously saved by a state trooper.
On July 19, 2004, an amazing story, accompanied by incredible video footage, broke across network and cable news programs. After a high-speed chase to the top of Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge in Green Bay, Wisconsin, a young woman stopped, calmly stepped out of her car, walked to the edge of the bridge—and jumped. State trooper Les Boldt raced over, thrust out his hand, and in a miracle of timing and determination, snagged the woman’s wrist as she started the plunge. Other officers ran to his aid, and they pulled the woman to safety while the on-dash police cam captured the action. That woman on the edge was Tina Zahn, and in Why I Jumped she tells her story for the first time. In this gripping book, readers are given a glimpse of what led to such severe depression that suicide seemed the only answer. Readers won’t be able to put down this powerful, true story of postpartum depression, dramatic rescue, and a return to hope.