Deployed Service Members Who Must Deal With Trouble At Home May Be At Increased Risk Of Suicidal Thoughts.

HealthDay (4/11, Norton) reported that a study published online Feb. 16 in the journal Anxiety, Stress & Coping suggests that “service members who have to deal with trouble at home when they’re deployed may be at increased risk of suicidal thoughts.” After conducting a survey involving “more than 1,000 Iraq and Afghanistan vets, researchers found that about 14 percent said they’d had suicidal thoughts in recent months.” What’s more, “the odds were greater for those who’d dealt with family stress or felt unsupported by family members during their deployment.”

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— “Family Stress May Figure in Soldiers’ Suicide Risk,”Amy Norton, HealthDay, April 10, 2015.

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