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The suicide rate among war veterans is extraordinary, new data reveals.
Thirty try to commit suicide each day, on average, reports the Army Times. Eighteen succeed, roughly five of whom receive medical care from Veterans Affairs, rated one of the best health programs in the country.
“Of the more than 30,000 suicides in this country each year, fully 20 percent of them are acts by veterans,” said VA Secretary Eric Shinseki at a VA-sponsored suicide prevention conference in January, Inter Press Service reported.
The Times noted that “In general, VA officials said, women attempt sui
Originally posted by Reign02
In most cases it is not the "war" that causes it. It is depression from not being home and missing loved ones or having your wife cheat on you or girlfriend break up with you. There is no real war, I have been there twice and all you do is work and work and work for a year or six months which ever you get tasked. This war has no front lines and hardly anything ever happens.
In the beginning stages of this "war" yea there was a lot going on. But it is no where near a war to the scale of Vietnam or WW2. Getting deployed sucks a big one, most of these people are just weak and can't hack being away for a year. Iraq and Afghanistan are not scary, nor are they anything to kill yourself over.
I feel no sadness for these people who commit suicide. I give em the finger cause nothing is ever worth taking your life over.