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Military Suicides: One U.S. Veteran Dies Every 65 Minutes

#11SubDeityPosted 2/2/2013 11:16:31 AM
It exists, but doesn't appear to make them commit suicide any more frequently.
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#12Xenogears15Posted 2/2/2013 11:18:48 AM
SubDeity posted...
It exists, but doesn't appear to make them commit suicide any more frequently.


Shhh! You're ruining it! >:|
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#13AtralisPosted 2/2/2013 11:41:57 AM
Xenogears15 posted...
OldSnakeLiveon8 posted...
The majority of veterans that commit suicide share the same motives as the rest of the public. The overemphasis of them having served in the military is political.


ITP: PTSD doesn't exist.


A large portion of the active duty and veterans killing themselves have never deployed.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/14/169364733/u-s-militarys-suicide-rate-surpassed-combat-deaths-in-2012

While some of the deaths can be linked to the stresses of being deployed in a war zone, a third or more of those who killed themselves were never deployed, Tom says. They seem to have been made desperate by financial or personal problems.

The military says that its suicide rate remains lower than that of America's civilian population. The AP cites the Pentagon as saying "the civilian suicide rate for males aged 17-60 was 25 per 100,000 in 2010, the latest year for which such statistics are available. That compares with the military's rate in 2012 of 17.5 per 100,000

Can we please put this to rest?
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#14OldSnakeLiveon8Posted 2/2/2013 11:51:16 AM
Atralis posted...
Xenogears15 posted...
OldSnakeLiveon8 posted...
The majority of veterans that commit suicide share the same motives as the rest of the public. The overemphasis of them having served in the military is political.


ITP: PTSD doesn't exist.


A large portion of the active duty and veterans killing themselves have never deployed.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/14/169364733/u-s-militarys-suicide-rate-surpassed-combat-deaths-in-2012

While some of the deaths can be linked to the stresses of being deployed in a war zone, a third or more of those who killed themselves were never deployed, Tom says. They seem to have been made desperate by financial or personal problems.

The military says that its suicide rate remains lower than that of America's civilian population. The AP cites the Pentagon as saying "the civilian suicide rate for males aged 17-60 was 25 per 100,000 in 2010, the latest year for which such statistics are available. That compares with the military's rate in 2012 of 17.5 per 100,000

Can we please put this to rest?


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#15Cyrus 23Posted 2/2/2013 12:36:28 PM
Atralis posted...
Xenogears15 posted...
OldSnakeLiveon8 posted...
The majority of veterans that commit suicide share the same motives as the rest of the public. The overemphasis of them having served in the military is political.


ITP: PTSD doesn't exist.


A large portion of the active duty and veterans killing themselves have never deployed.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/14/169364733/u-s-militarys-suicide-rate-surpassed-combat-deaths-in-2012

While some of the deaths can be linked to the stresses of being deployed in a war zone, a third or more of those who killed themselves were never deployed, Tom says. They seem to have been made desperate by financial or personal problems.

The military says that its suicide rate remains lower than that of America's civilian population. The AP cites the Pentagon as saying "the civilian suicide rate for males aged 17-60 was 25 per 100,000 in 2010, the latest year for which such statistics are available. That compares with the military's rate in 2012 of 17.5 per 100,000

Can we please put this to rest?


Why? If we can drag out the drums and start beating for mass shootings, why not be just as asinine about suicides in the military.

We aren't likely to prevent all of either of them, so why care?
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