Dying in the Parks: Park Service Concerned About Suicides
Each year nearly 100 people attempt suicide somewhere in the national park system. That's a troubling statistic for the National Park Service.
Back in October a 57-year-old Grand Junction, Colorado, woman killed herself by driving her car off a 250-foot-high cliff in Colorado National Monument. More recently, a 63-year-old Grand Junction man killed himself in the monument with a gunshot to the head.
Other parks that have reported suicides include Golden Gate National Recreation Area, where people kill themselves by leaping off the Golden Gate Bridge and land within the monument; Everglades National Park; Grand Canyon National Park, and; even Denali National Park and Preserve.
For more on this problem, check out this story from the Denver Post.