BREAKING — US Military says 12 service members have committed suicide during August

Posted: October 2, 2013 in Stories
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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).

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Comments
  1. its a common problem worldwide of soldiers committing suicide , in India too there is one case of suicide every week .this happens because of extreme pressure or staying away from our family for long period or may be leaves are not granted/sanctioned at the right time , but one must always be aware of his/her potential whether he/she is suitable for joining the army.

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