Thursday, July 15, 2010

Record Number of Army Suicides; Other Services Affected

An NBC News article by Jim Miklaszewski reports that the suicide rate among active duty, Guard and Reserve troops went up 12% in June (for a monthly total of 32), despite an aggressive suicide prevention campaign.

"The problem is not isolated to the Army. In 2009, 52 Marines and 48 Sailors took their own lives in 2009, according to a report by the American Forces Press Service. Air Force officials reported 41 active-duty suicides, a 12.5 per 100,000 ratio, in 2009...."

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