The forest also called the “Sea of Trees” and the “Suicide Forest” is located near Mount Fuji.

At the entrance of the forest, a sign states:
“Quietly think once more about your parents, siblings or children”,”Please don’t suffer alone, and first reach out.”

In 2010, the police recorded more than 200 people having had attempted suicide in the forest, of whom 54 completed the act.

In Japan as a whole, Countrywide, suicides totaled roughly 24,000 people in 2015. These numbers do not include attempted suicides.

Other Strange things about this forest:

  • It has a cave that remains frozen year-round with an average temperature of just 37.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • The forest floor is made of hardened lava

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  1. Would it be considered in poor taste to remark that the Japanese “can’t see the forest for the corpses”?

    But on a more serious note, the CDC reports that suicide is the second leading cause of death in America for those between the ages of 10 and 44 (especially for males), which makes you wonder why this problem doesn’t receive the attention it deserves.

    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr68/nvsr68_06-508.pdf (Chart on p. 11)

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    • Yes it would be (but slightly funny in a dark way)

      That link is very interesting, great post. In then end it’s basically saying to exercise, eat anti-cancer foods (green) and look where you walk. That’s what the data was pointing to.

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