VA Reports Increase In Suicides Among Veterans, Active Military Members.

The Arizona Republic (3/20, Sexton) reports, “Suicide among veterans and active military members is not a new problem, but the number of incidents has risen significantly in the last decade, reaching what former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta described as ‘epidemic’ levels.” The Republic adds, “Between 2000 and 2010 the number of veteran suicides rose from 20 to 22 per day, the VA reported last month. The total grew from an estimated 7,300 suicides in 2000 to an estimated 8,030 in 2010, for a difference of 730.”

Related Links:

— “As suicides rise among veterans, outreach increases, “Connie Cone Sexton, The Arizona Republic, March 19, 2013.

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