A US Military View on Suicides

This is very sobering.

Officials said they changed this year’s report to focus solely on veterans to avoid confusion about the population they monitor and directly assist. If the other military and never-activated reservist numbers were included, it would have pushed the suicide rate for the total veteran-connected group to about 21 individuals per day.

Nearly 87 Americans die by suicide each day, according to federal statistics.

Women with prior military service are more than twice as likely to die by suicide as their civilian peers, according to the report. Male veterans are 1.3 times as likely to die by suicide as men who never served.

Click on this LINK to read more.  Thanks John B for the link

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