This Nov. 11, help stem the tide of Veteran suicides


November 11, 2019

The numbers are sobering, but we can do something about them.

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ 2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report says nearly 6,200 veterans took their own lives in 2017— and more than 6,000 took their lives every year from 2008 to 2017.

“In 2017, the suicide rate for Veterans was 1.5 times the rate for non-Veteran adults, after adjusting for population differences in age and sex,” says the report.

And as with civilians, suicide rates are increasing among veterans.

“Among U.S. adults, the average number of suicides per day rose from 86.6 in 2...

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