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    Eighteen US Veterans Commit Suicide Each Day

    Army Times (Springfield, Va.)

    Troubling new data show there are an average of 950 suicide attempts each month by veterans who are receiving some type of treatment from the Veterans Affairs Department. Seven percent of the attempts are successful, and eleven percent of those who don't succeed on the first attempt try again within nine months. The numbers, which come at a time when VA is strengthening its suicide prevention programs, show about 18 veteran suicides a day, about five by veterans who are receiving VA care.
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    Roughly 20% of suicides (in America) are by veterans who are 8% of the population. It would interesting to see how the statistics break down by race & age.

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