suicide at the event staff is not a burning man problem at large. it is a DPW problem almost exclusively. amortizing the suicide statistic across the broader staff/volunteer population dangerously belittles an incredibly serious problem that is far more localized than this article and it’s attendant math suggest.
This is fascinating. I’m tied up this weekend, but if you’re interested in running an amortization that you feel is truer to the situation on the ground, I’d love to read it.