6000 Veterans Commited Suicide Last Year!

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSf13AS2Owk]YouTube - ‪6000 Veterans Commited Suicide Last Year!‬‏[/ame]
     
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    About 30,000 Americans take their lives every year. The world suicide prevention group notes that worldwide suicide rates have increased 60% in 45 years. Many of the Veterans today are what we used to call "citizen soldiers" which means they come back to face the same problems that everyone in their age group faces like unemployment and drug use. We do everything we can for Veterans with counseling and free education. It's a shame that certain factions use the statistics for political purposes. It seems that female Veterans are three times more likely to take their lives than non-veterans. Did liberal democrats do women a favor by authorizing them to serve in combat?
     
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    Very very sad statistics.
     
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    Depending where you are it can take months to see Mental Health at the VA Hospital, mine had a 4 month waiting list however they did dish me out a 6 month prescription of sleeping pills right there on the spot.
     
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    The right thinks it not enough so they will vote against raising the debt limit which will cause these numbers to rise
     
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    Failure to Raise U.S. Debt Cap Seen Idling 800,000 Workers - Businessweek


    ometime in the first half of August, no funding would be available for the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Education and Housing and Urban Development as well as unemployment insurance and Internal Revenue Service refunds, according to a report by the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington.
     
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    Interesting

    What was the age breakdown of the VETS who dispatched themselves?
     
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    What's the comparison to the population in general?

    I know being in combat changes people forever, but when people make these claims w/o comparisons, there's usually a lack of facts.
     
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    negged for being an inhuman sack of shit.

    again

    or is that still?
     
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    those tha commit suicide have the will to die, they would have done it anyway, without using their service as an excuse.
     

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