Researchers: Military Life Exposes Soldiers To Series Of Factors Placing Them At Higher Risk For Suicide

TIME (2/7, Worland) reported that that while “the reasons for the high suicide rates” among veterans “are not entirely clear…researchers say that military life exposes soldiers to a series of risk factors that place them at a heightened suicide risk, even though someone in the military is usually healthier physically than someone in the general population.” Among other things, “combat exposes soldiers to traumatic life and death situations, and depression and PTSD may result.” Some soldiers suffer brain injuries. According to Time, “All of these ailments have been linked to increased risk of suicide.”

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— “This Bill Could Help Veterans With Mental Health,” Justin Worland, Time, February 6, 2015.

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