05 Apr '12, 9pm

Chief Roy: Suicide rate in 2012 is worrisome

Chief Roy: Suicide rate in 2012 is worrisome

http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2012/04/airforce-roy-suicide-rate-worrisome-040512w/ Chief Roy: Suicide rate in 2012 is worrisome By Markeshia Ricks - Staff writer Posted : Thursday Apr 5, 2012 16:55:02 EDT The number of Air Force military and civilian personnel who have committed suicide this year is up 40 percent from the same time last year, according to the service’s top noncommissioned officer. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy, who was guest speaker for an Air Force Association lecture series, said among all Air Force military and civilian personnel there have been 35 suicides in the first quarter of the year, compared with 25 during the same time last year. More Air Force personnel have died by suicide this year than the combined total of personnel who have died by accident or through combat, according to Roy. Roy said many of the people who took their ...

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