Park ranger Nick Dioguardi picks dogbane Tuesday near Big Lake at Umstead Park. The plant will be be used in a rope-making demonstration in an upcoming park youth program. Diogaurdi has responded to two suicide calls at the park in recent months. State and national parks cite suicide as a top cause of death, behind accidental falls and drownings.
Park ranger Nick Dioguardi picks dogbane Tuesday near Big Lake at Umstead Park. The plant will be be used in a rope-making demonstration in an upcoming park youth program. Diogaurdi has responded to two suicide calls at the park in recent months. State and national parks cite suicide as a top cause of death, behind accidental falls and drownings. tlong@newsobserver.com
Park ranger Nick Dioguardi picks dogbane Tuesday near Big Lake at Umstead Park. The plant will be be used in a rope-making demonstration in an upcoming park youth program. Diogaurdi has responded to two suicide calls at the park in recent months. State and national parks cite suicide as a top cause of death, behind accidental falls and drownings. tlong@newsobserver.com

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November 15, 2014 7:00 PM

For NC park rangers, confronting suicide is the worst part of the job

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