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Troubled souls, lives at stake in paradise | Letters

I so hope I’m wrong.

Nationally there are about 105 suicides a day or more than 38,000 annually (2010 stats). If I did my math right, that breaks down to less than two suicides annually for a community of 10,000.

I don’t know what the population of Friday Harbor is. However, in less than eight months we’ve experienced at least five. Isn’t that at least five times the national average?

I don’t know the answer. I do know there’s something definitely wrong here in paradise.

All I can say is simply we have to watch out a lot more for the welfare of our families, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and acquaintances.

We need to take a little extra time to stop and listen to what’s really going on. Lives are at stake.

Miles Crossen, Friday Harbor


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