An American soldier’s compelling thoughts on why soldiers commit suicide after deployment

Posted: September 12, 2012 in Daily incidents

“We (soldiers) come home from deployments to the following:

  1. Infidelity
  2. Debt
  3. Unemployment
  4. Alcohol & drug use
  5. No understanding from civilians regarding the war

That’s why these guys are commuting Suicide. Because they don’t have the courage to take up Uncle Sam’s offer of help, their loved ones don’t understand combat stress and there’s booze around.”


Disclaimer: These are the personal thoughts of a US soldier and in no way reflects the view of US Government, US Defense Department, or any other USG bodies.

  1. Dustybear Stark says:

    It is one of the saddest commentaries on our engagements in Iraq & Afghanistan. Not to mention the almost blackout of news from the American-based media AND the government as to what is going on there AND here once they return. ONE of the reasons I value Mustafa’s coverage and the efforts he makes at his own peril.

  2. anna says:

    I am one childless female. I want to help. What on earth can I do? I’m a suicide hotline operator. I have a degrre in psychology. Tell me what to do.

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