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Cause of concern: #US #military suicides rise in #2015 across all branches

Cause of concern: #US #military suicides rise in #2015 across all branches

© Flickr/ Morning Calm Weekly Newspaper Installation 'Mindset That Avoids Reality': US Army Ill-Equipped to Face Growing Threats The new report unveiled disturbing statistics on suicides in both active and reserve segments of American military over July, August and September of last year. Compared to the same period in 2014, the numbers increased for all branches. Fifty-seven suicides were recorded in the active duty military in the third quarter of 2014, while the quarterly report documented an increase to 72 cases in 2015. As for the reserves, estimates showed an uptick from 48 to 70 suicides over this period from 2014. Suicides in the active-duty Marine Corps jumped from 6 to 13; in the active duty Navy, 11 from 7; in the active duty Air Force, from 13 to 16, and in the active duty Army, from 31 to 32. Changes in some branches were more dramatic than in the others, but ...

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