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April 15, 2012 7:14 pm
For every soldier killed on the battlefield this year, about 25 veterans are dying by their own hands.

A Veteran’s Death, the Nation’s Shame - NYTimes.com

An American soldier dies every day and a half, on average, in Iraq or Afghanistan. Veterans kill themselves at a rate of one every 80 minutes. More than 6,500 veteran suicides are logged every year — more than the total number of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq combined since those wars began.

Preliminary figures suggest that being a veteran now roughly doubles one’s risk of suicide. For young men ages 17 to 24, being a veteran almost quadruples the risk of suicide, according to a study in The American Journal of Public Health.

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    A Veteran’s Death, the Nation’s Shame - NYTimes.com An American soldier dies every day and a half, on average, in Iraq...
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    This is tragic. Such poor young men going off to fight a rich man’s war. Surviving, only to take their own lives.
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