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Military Suicides - Worse and Worse

Posted on the 03 February 2013 by Mikeb302000
Military Suicides - Worse and Worse From the Trenches World Report
The most extensive study yet by the U.S. government on suicide among military veterans shows more veterans are killing themselves than previously thought, with 22 deaths a day – or one every 65 minutes, on average.
The study released on Friday by the Department of Veterans Affairs covered suicides from 1999 to 2010 and compared with a previous, less precise VA estimate that there were roughly 18 veteran deaths a day in the United States.

More than 69 percent of veteran suicides were among individuals aged 50 years or older, the VA reported.
This is a disgrace. Perpetual war is to blame.

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