Military suicides up big time

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    Army tryin' to predict which soldiers are likely to try to commit suicide...

    US Army tries to identify soldiers most likely to commit suicide
    November 13, 2014 ~ The U.S. Army has a new analytical tool that officials hope will counter a surge in suicides by identifying soldiers whose history, age and injuries indicate they are at high risk of taking their own lives.
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    Study: Indirect link between combat and suicide risk
    July 19, 2014 ~ One of the first comprehensive efforts to explain record suicides among soldiers during and after their deployments in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan finds an indirect link between deployment, combat and self-destructive urges, according to a paper published Thursday.
     
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    The Military should have gotten ahead of this, they had the assets, the VA not so many.... Good leadership was not in place when it was needed...It's not like it's a new phenomenon.
     
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    There isn't much combat going on and KIA's are down to almost nothing so the suicide rate must have some other cause. Maybe the attitude of the administration or the tangled relationships when women are forced into combat roles. The absurd pregnancy rate on US warships might be a factor or even the dumb assed openly gay idiots who thought they could fashion skills in the Military.
     
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    It's a phenomenon that's part and parcel with high stress jobs with exposure to traumatic events and danger, police officers experience the same kind of suicide rates and clusters..there was a period of time during which the FBI experienced rates of 30 to 100,000....another problem is how they handle one, copy cat suicides are not that uncommon.its called the weather effect.
     
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