31 May '12, 11am

Horrifying suicide statistic: 13% of deployed #Marines have contemplated it, #USMC study finds

http://marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/05/marine-suicide-poll-data-ptsd-combat-stress-053112/ Study: 13% of deployed Marines consider suicide By Gidget Fuentes - Staff writer Posted : Thursday May 31, 2012 7:10:10 EDT SAN DIEGO — More than one in 10 Marines who deployed overseas reported having suicidal thoughts or plans to attempt suicide, according to a study looking at suicidal predictors. As part of the study, which was briefed at the Navy-Marine Corps Combat Operational Stress conference here in late May, researchers sought to identify potential links to suicidal behavior that may have been evident within a month before a Marine attempted to take his life. They analyzed variables such as post-traumatic stress symptoms, depression, substance or alcohol abuse, and social support, looking also at “negative life events,” such as trauma prior to deploying, combat exposure a...

Full article: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/05/marine-suici...

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