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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, military, healthcare, TBI, PTSD, troops, war, suicide, death, (VA) veteran )

- 1882 days ago -
Newspapers across the nation this week reported an alarming fact: Military suicides outnumbered combat-related deaths in 2012. The Associated Press reported that the latest Pentagon numbers indicate a rate of nearly one suicide per day last year with 349
U.S. Army Suicides Reached Record Monthly High in July
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, military, government, death, suicide )

- 2043 days ago -
Twenty-six active-duty soldiers are believed to have committed suicide in July, more than double the number reported for June and the most suicides ever recorded in a month since the U.S. Army began tracking detailed statistics on such deaths.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: VA, claims, suicide, war, Iraq, Afghanistan, Veterans, crisis )

- 2491 days ago -
The VA has treated and diagnosed 565,000 new, first-time Iraq War and Afghanistan War veteran patients. The VA's count excludes veterans who sought private care, retired veterans treated by the military, and student veterans treated at campus clinics.
Suicide Hot Line Got Calls From 22,000 Veterans
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: army, navy, air force, marinesm coast guard, national guard, suicide, troops, us, war, military, help, va, veterans, ptsd )

- 3524 days ago -
The VA estimates that every year 6,500 veterans take their own lives. ...... of the 18 veterans who commit suicide each day, four to five of them are under VA care, and 12,000 veterans under VA care are attempting suicide each year.
Why Did U.S. Soldier Kill Herself -- Instead of Taking Part in Torture? - Politics on The Huffington Post
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: torture, women in the military, suicide )

- 3638 days ago -
They stripped prisoners naked and then removed their blindfolds so that I was the first thing they saw. And then we were supposed to mock them and degrade their manhood. And it really didn't seem to make a lot of sense to me. I didn't know if this was sta
A Soldier's Suicide: Did He Have to Die?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: soldier, suicide, death, sad, bush, bushadministration, corruption, crime, ethics, politics, terrorism, war, usa, troops, republicans, military, government, congress, iraq )

- 3746 days ago -
His parents didn't find out about the note for well over a year, and only then when it showed up in a government envelope in his father's rural North Carolina mailbox.
USA TODAY; Army Suicide Rate at 26-Year High
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, army, suicide )

- 3871 days ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ninety-nine U.S. soldiers killed themselves last year, the highest rate of suicide in the Army in 26 years of record-keeping.
No Records Kept on Veterans' Suicides
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: troops, military, cover-up, suicide )

- 3950 days ago -
WASHINGTON - In the three months after Marine Maj. John Ruocco returned from Iraq feeling numb and depressed, he couldn't sleep. He had lost weight. He had nightmares. He was distracted and withdrawn from his two young sons.
Mentally Unfit, Forced To Fight
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S. military, war, psychological health, troops, suicide )

- 4028 days ago -
The U.S. military is sending troops with serious psychological problems into Iraq and is keeping soldiers in combat even after superiors have been alerted to suicide warnings and other signs of mental illness, a Courant investigation has found.

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