Veteranclaims’s Blog

March 9, 2012

Army Suicide Rate Up 80%

Full article at: Army Suicides Up 80% in Four Years

“According to the US Army Public Health Command, Army suicides increased 80 percent in four years, between 2004 and 2008,”

“Individuals with major depression were more than 11 times as likely to commit suicide, while those with anxiety disorders were 10 times as likely to do so”

“suicide rate among female veterans ages 18 to 34 was nearly three times the suicide rate among female nonveterans.”

SOURCE:
Bachynski KE, Canham-Chervak M et al. Mental health risk factors for suicides in the US Army. 2007-8. Injury Prevention doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2011-040112

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