While the trend hasn’t changed since 2014, deaths by suicide are increasing among veterans just as they are in the general population.
by Maggie Fox
Veterans are twice as likely as civilians to die by suicide, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday in its latest report on suicide.
Veterans make up more than 14 percent of all suicides, although they account for only 8 percent of the total population, the VA report said.
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Source: NBC News
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