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Every Day, 22 U.S. Veterans Commit Suicide

A two-year study by a VA researcher says the U.S. veteran suicide rate is much higher than it was estimated to be in 2007. This new research says that suicide takes out about 22 veterans every single day, two-thirds of whom are 50 or older. But here’s the thing: Those numbers aren’t so different from non-veteran men in their 50s. Among veterans of more recent wars, however, suicide is a much more dire problem. As the study says, “Those who served in recent conflicts are 30 percent to 200 percent more likely to commit suicide than their ­non-veteran peers.” RELEVANT’s recent cover story on suicide found that, even among non-veterans, suicide is on the rise. Nearly a million Americans attempt suicide every year, and its success rate has jumped 30 percent in the past 10 years …

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