The Truth About Veteran Suicides

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Army suicides up 13%
Baltimore Sun

05/30/08

In a tragic new marker of the rising cost of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army’s suicide rate has jumped significantly, according to a report released yesterday at the Pentagon. As soldiers and families coped with repeated combat tours and long separations, the Army said that 115 soldiers took their own lives in 2007, a rate of about 17 per 100,000 soldiers. The Army said the suicide rate among a comparable civilian population is 19.5 suicides per 100,000. But broader Defense Department studies show that suicides among all military personnel in Iraq, including Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps personnel, occur at a rate of about 24 per 100,000, significantly above the civilian rate...

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