By Mustafa Kazemi
The Army released suicide data today for the month of August 2013.
During August, among active-duty Soldiers, there were 12 potential suicides: Two have been confirmed as suicides and 10 remain under investigation.
Compared to July 2013, which the US Army reported 19 potential suicides among active-duty Soldiers: three confirmed suicides and 16 under investigation, it shows a hike of 7 attempted suicides.
In entire 2013, there were 106 potential active-duty suicides: 51 are confirmed as suicides and 55 remain under investigation.
Updated active-duty suicide numbers for CY 2012: 185 (171 have been confirmed as suicides and 14 remain under investigation).