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OUR VIEW: Preventability makes suicide doubly tragic

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Keep in mind that suicide, the grimmest of reapers, abruptly and prematurely ends more than a million lives a year worldwide, including about 1,700 throughout America and more than 100 in South Dakota. To put those statistics in perspective: They exceed all the deaths caused each year by global armed conflicts, terrorism, and natural disasters such as earthquakes, mudslides and tsunamis.

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