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VA study finds more veterans committing suicide

Every day about 22 veterans in the United States kill themselves, a rate that is about 20 percent higher than the Department of Veterans Affairs’ 2007 estimate, according to two-year study by a VA researcher.


2012 military suicides hit record high of 349

The Associated Press has learned that suicides in the U.S. military surged to a record 349 last year....


Navy SEAL commander committed suicide in Afghanistan

U.S. military officials are investigating the apparent suicide of a Navy SEAL commander in Afghanistan. Navy SEAL Cdr. Job W. Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pa., died Saturday of a non-combat-related injury while supporting stability operations in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.


Army suicides to top 2008, but progress reported

The Army says soldier suicides this year are almost sure to top last year's, but that it has made progress in stemming the problem ...


Army official: Suicides in January 'terrifying'

Army official: Suicides in January 'terrifying'

One week after the U.S. Army announced record suicide rates among its soldiers last year, the service is worried about a spike in possible suicides in the new year. The Army said 24 soldiers are believed to have committed suicide in January alone -- six times as many as killed themselves in January 2008. "This is terrifying," an Army official said.


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