This Could Be the Most Haunting Statistic You’ll Ever See


Tragically, our brave U.S. soldiers aren’t just dying on the battlefield. Roughly 22 veterans commit suicide every day, a rate even higher than previous estimates, according to a report released by the Department of Veterans Affairs recently.

The Huffington Post provides this devastating infographic that brings the military suicide epidemic into focus:

Military Veterans Committing Suicide at Alarming Rate

Many veterans who commit suicide are over the age of 50, however, the hundreds of thousands of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have trouble adjusting to civilian life due to the mental and physical toll of war. Couple that with a relentlessly high unemployment rate and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

Sadly, some veterans commit suicide before they even return home. Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta labeled active military suicides an epidemic after 349 soldiers took their lives in 2012 — a record high.

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5 Comments on This Could Be the Most Haunting Statistic You’ll Ever See

  1. there is nothing “brave” about murdering innocent men,wemen and children!!!!!!!!! they are given cycoyropic drugs before they go out to break down doors,in the middle of the night to slaughter innocent humans,so when the drugs wear off the “little voice inside their heads” drives them nuts!! the solution is to lay down your guns and refuse to murder any more!!!!!!!

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