suicide

Ryan Heinsius

The Grand Canyon has the dubious distinction of having one of the highest rates of suicide among national parks. While they are destinations for millions of sightseers each year, some people arrive with the intention of ending their lives. During this National Suicide Prevention Week, KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, that victims, families, and first responders at parks all experience the ripple effects of suicide and suicide attempts.


David Kadlubowski/The Arizona Republic

The wife of an Arizona politician says he has killed himself.

Wil Cardon of Mesa, Arizona, died Saturday, according to a statement from Nicole Cardon.

corrections.az.gov

Authorities say an inmate at the state prison in Kingman has died and it appears to be a suicide.

Authorities in northern Arizona are investigating the death of a young man whose body has been recovered from the canyon floor below Midgley Bridge.

Navajo Times

Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez is addressing the rising suicide rate in Indian Country. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, as part of the effort, he’s making a call for the preservation of the Navajo language. 

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