“…The month of July set a record high for the number of suicides in the U.S. military.
An Army report reveals a total of 38 troops committed suicide last month – including 26 active-duty soldiers and 12 Army National Guard or reserve members — more soldiers than were killed on the battlefield.
The reasons for the increase in suicides are not fully understood.
Among explanations, studies point to combat exposure, post-traumatic stress, misuse of prescription medications and personal financial problems.
Army data suggest soldiers with multiple combat tours are at greater risk of committing suicide…”
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