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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:08 PM

Army suicides for 2012 surpass last year's numbers

Source: Associated Press

By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Associated Press – 27 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten months into 2012, the number of suspected suicides by active-duty soldiers has surpassed last year's total, even as the Pentagon struggles to stem the persistent problem.

The Army says there were 20 possible suicides in October, bringing the total for the year to 166 — one more than the total for 2011. The 20 suspected soldier suicides in October is also a spike, compared to 15 in September.

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Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/army-suicides-2012-surpass-last-years-numbers-232608655.html



Footnote: September was Army Suicide Prevention Month...
http://www.armyg1.army.mil/hr/suicide/spmonth/default.asp

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:19 PM

1. K/R, and this is active duty only. Veterans suicide rate is 18 per DAY!



Shocking, isn't it?

18 successful suicides. Per DAY!

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2010/04/military_veterans_suicide_042210w/

See also:

Military Suicides Surge
July 24, 2012
by Lauren Feeney

Suicide is surging as a cause of death among American military service people, with nearly one suicide a day in the first half of this year, according to Pentagon statistics reported by the Associated Press. That’s more than the number of soldiers killed in action in Afghanistan in the same time period. Suicide rates for members of the military used to be lower than the general public, but the number has been rising since the beginning of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.



http://billmoyers.com/2012/07/24/military-suicides-surge/



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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:06 PM

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:26 AM

3. Couple these suicides with the suicides from people losing their homes

and America seems to be a very dark and despondent society.

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