25 Apr 2010

18 US veterans kill themselves every day

The suicide rate among war veterans is extraordinary, new data reveals. Thirty try to commit suicide each day, on average, reports the Army Times. Eighteen succeed, roughly five of whom receive medical care from Veterans Affairs, rated one of the best health programs in the country.


"Of the more than 30,000 suicides in this country each year, fully 20 percent of them are acts by veterans,'' said VA Secretary Eric Shinseki at a VA-sponsored suicide prevention conference in January, Inter Press Service reported. More on Raw Story

Also see: Iraq Veterans Against the War