30 Sep '15, 8pm

118 suicides in US #military during second quarter of 2015: #Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that 22 former soldiers, sailors, airmen or Marines kill themselves every day, but the real figure is believed to be much higher. “In the second quarter of 2015, there were 71 suicides among service members in the active component, 20 suicides among service members in the reserve component and 27 suicides among service members in the National Guard,” the release read. The Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR) summarizes confirmed suicide counts for all services and components during the months of April through July, and also includes total suicide counts for 2014, 2013 and 2012. The VA acknowledges that that total number is based on a study of data collected from just 21 US states. Twenty-nine states that are unaccounted for include California and Texas, the two states with the largest veteran populations...

Full article: http://sputniknews.com/us/20150930/1027814275.html

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