Study: Blue Ridge Parkway has more suicides than other national parks | Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE — With its scenic overlooks and easy access, it’s no surprise the Blue Ridge Parkway is the nation’s most visited national park unit.

But these attributes have elevated the parkway to a less envious position: more suicides than any other national park in the country.

Fifteen people took their lives on the Blue Ridge Parkway from 2003-09, more than any other national park unit, according to a report released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were also six suicide attempts.

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