26 Jul '17, 4pm

Fuck me, it's even WORSE than it used to be

Fuck me, it's even WORSE than it used to be

This story was originally published July 7, 2016, at 6:03 a.m. EST. It has since been updated. Roughly 20 veterans a day commit suicide nationwide, according to new data from the Department of Veterans Affairs — a figure that dispels the often quoted, but problematic, "22 a day" estimate yet solidifies the for the problem and replaces it with an equally disturbing mental health crisis the number implied. In 2014, the latest year available, more than 7,400 veterans took their own lives, accounting for 18 percent of all suicides in America. Veterans make up less than 9 percent of the U.S. population. About 70 percent of veterans who took their own lives were not regular users of VA services. The new data, set to being released publicly Thursday today, is the most comprehensive suicide study ever conducted by the department. For years, the department has estimated the veteran...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/2016/07/07/new-va-s...

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