Military suicides numbered record 349 in 20121/15/2013
The numbers are grim and the solutions aren’t easy to come by. According to the Associated Press, the U.S. military set an unfortunate record in 2012 -- 349 suicides by active-duty personnel, exceeding the number of combat deaths in Afghanistan. Though lowering suicides has been a Pentagon priority in recent years, the grim numbers continue to rise. And while the military struggles to understand the causes, one expert said many of the service members who are committing suicide fall largely into two categories: those affected by serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and those who did not see combat but face relationship, money or legal problems. [Source]
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