09 Apr '15, 7pm

Study: Former - short term -- troops at high risk for suicide via @MilitaryTimes

Study: Former - short term -- troops at high risk for suicide via @MilitaryTimes

New recruits take part in a physical fitness test at Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill. A study shows that military personnel who leave uniform after less than a year of service are at high risk for suicide. (Photo: Scott Thornbloom/Defense Department) CONNECT 69 TWEET 1 LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE A massive study of post-9/11 service members show that troops at the highest risk for suicide are those who serve less than a full enlistment and, in particular, those who leave after less than a year — personnel whose discharges may be related to mental health issues but normally are ineligible for Veterans Affairs Department health care. The study, conducted by the Defense Department's National Center for Telehealth and Technology, or T2, found that among the 3.9 million troops who served from 2001 to 2007, the suicide rate for those in the military less than 12 months was 2.5 ti...

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