So what's up with suicides in Shenandoah National Park?
Last week NPS Digest posted a story reporting that a park ranger had recently intervened in a suicide attempt. I'm glad the ranger arrived on the scene in time. But the part of the report I found most interesting was the mention that this was the seventh successful suicide intervention in Shenandoah in the last two years.
That caught my attention.
Then yesterday, NPS Digest published another report that a suicide victim was found in the Keyser Run area. At the end of this report it states that this was the fourth suicide in the Keyser Run area in the last decade (there was no mention on how many suicides have occurred in the rest of the park).
So what gives? I'm sure suicides happen all the time in national parks, and maybe we just never hear about them. But Shenandoah sure seems to have more than a lot.
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