For soldiers, the edges of war zones often extend all the way back home. Compared to other Americans, veterans are much more likely to die by suicide. And lately, a lot of those suicides have been taking place on the grounds of VA hospital campuses. WaPo’s Emily Wax-Thibodeaux on the desperate form of protest being carried out by the nation’s protectors – that the nation is failing to protect. The Parking Lot Suicides: How common is the problem? “The VA’s executive director for suicide prevention said the agency now trains parking lot attendants and patrols on suicide intervention.” Somehow I don’t think that was the reaction the protest was intended to elicit.