22 veterans commit suicide each day: VA report

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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by TKDRL
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Not any more than any other nationality. There are plenty of closeminded americans that think the same about mexicans, iranians, etc. Close minded minorities don't frighten me.


When that minority becomes the majority you have what I am talking about.




posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 06:42 PM
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Spread knowledge about detox. People have brain altering parasites and other nasty stuff. The population is poisoned. Drink borax to get rid of fluoride. It builds crazy bone density too. I'm building bone mass and density so i can be strong.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 10:06 AM
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Running the math there is an (all numbers are average approximate) 105 suicides every day in the U.S. out of a population 315 million, and out of 22 million veterans 22 suicides per day. That is a 300% higher suicide rate in vets compared to the national average. The overall numbers are terrible to here of course because of the subject matter, suicide, but not scary in themselves. The percentages are undeniably awful and the government needs to chime in and do something about it.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by CrypticSouthpaw
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Spread knowledge about detox. People have brain altering parasites and other nasty stuff. The population is poisoned. Drink borax to get rid of fluoride. It builds crazy bone density too. I'm building bone mass and density so i can be strong.


Why do so many people have serpentine eyes in their avatar on this website?

I inhale 4,000 chemicals 10 (used to be 20) times a day in cigarettes. I guess I will work on the floride when I am rid of rat poison arsenic and cyanide.

Amazing what our bodies can handle.
edit on 5-2-2013 by NarrowGate because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 06:16 AM
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The way the government deals with veterans that need help is to deny it to them..They will send them home with bottles of pills that add to their problems and maybe set them up for counseling appointments which when the two are combined prevents them from being gainfully employed... It was 20 years of jumping through hoops and playing their game before Vietnam vets were finally getting the straight skinny on PTSD and told it's a chronic condition they had to live with... By the time that happened every personal relationship they ever had was history with was over or on the rocks because the people in their lives had written them off as being lazy moochers out to draw a disability check... All of the money in the world won't block out the horrors of war or of having to relive while putting together a case for compensation ... There are veterans that won their claims and received compensation income they could comfortably live on killing themselves all of the time..



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 06:53 AM
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Before I say anything on this, I want to know how many of these suicides have been in combat?

Over 75% of veterans have not seen combat. PTSD would not be an issue for someone who hasn't been in combat. Nobody seems interested in breaking out those numbers.



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 06:12 PM
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Originally posted by JIMC5499
Before I say anything on this, I want to know how many of these suicides have been in combat?

Over 75% of veterans have not seen combat. PTSD would not be an issue for someone who hasn't been in combat. Nobody seems interested in breaking out those numbers.


BS. You can get PTSD in a variety of non-combat related ways I don't feel like describing.



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 07:05 PM
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All right here we go, anyone who is a regular here at ATS will know for a fact that I am very very anti war.
I hate war I hate how the USA and the UN and my Country Canada are acting.

I hate it all!

There is always a but and here is my BUT...... this is not right, how can this many people doing themselves go under the radar and not be explored further?

This is an insane number of people, I am sure they all had good intentions when they joined and had faith in the fact that if in trouble mentally/physically help would be there.

Me thinks lots of these fellows and gals had no choice with the economic situation there in the USA.

This is unusual for me to post on a topic like this.............I did because it really bothered me.

I pray for their souls, I pray for their families, I pray right now and pray again that the USA war machine has a major breakdown.

S&F
I will not be back
Regards, Iwinder



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 10:13 PM
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Originally posted by 8infinity8
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Running the math there is an (all numbers are average approximate) 105 suicides every day in the U.S. out of a population 315 million, and out of 22 million veterans 22 suicides per day. That is a 300% higher suicide rate in vets compared to the national average. The overall numbers are terrible to here of course because of the subject matter, suicide, but not scary in themselves. The percentages are undeniably awful and the government needs to chime in and do something about it.


Where are the sources for your figures? You should also specify what year(s) you are talking about. The suicide rates change yearly. It's very easy to manipulate these suicide numbers and create scandalous headlines.

I've posted some stuff earlier in this thread that seems to indicate that the suicide rates among veterans is on par with the CDC national suicide rate, which is increasing in the last 10 years. I do not see any proof here that veterans are killing themselves at a faster rate than the general population.




posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 10:58 PM
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The study by the VA is only partially completed and based only on people that are using the VA for medical care.. The numbers they come up with is 35 per 100,000 mostly of vets of 60 years of age, female vets and Vet during the first for months of being released from active duty.... www.usatoday.com...



posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 11:24 AM
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Originally posted by NarrowGate
BS. You can get PTSD in a variety of non-combat related ways I don't feel like describing.


BS yourself. I know that you can get PTSD without even being in the military. My point is why are they separating veterans from everybody else?



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