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Check out the newest post on our blog: @DeptofDefense Reports Significant Increase in #Military Suicides

Check out the newest post on our blog: @DeptofDefense Reports Significant Increase in #Military Suicides

According to a new report released this week by the Pentagon, there was a significant increase in the number of Active and Reserve Component suicides in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

For the Active Component, the number of suicides in the third quarter of 2015 was 72, compared to 57 in the third quarter of 2014. For all branches of the Active Component, there were increases in the number of suicides from the third quarter of 2014 to the third quarter of 2015. Within the Reserve Component, the number of suicides in the third quarter of 2015 was 70, compared to 48 in the third quarter of 2014. For the Reserve Component, the only branch that did not see an increase in suicides was the Air Force, which saw no change from 2014 to 2015. The annual Department of Defense Suicide Event Report (DoDSER), which includes suicide attempts and deaths, is...

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