Friday, November 16, 2007

120 US War Veteran Suicides a Week

120 US War Veteran Suicides a Week

The US military is experiencing a "suicide epidemic" with veterans killing themselves at the rate of 120 a week, according to an investigation by US television network CBS.

At least 6256 US veterans committed suicide in 2005 - an average of 17 a day - the network reported, with veterans overall more than twice as likely to take their own lives as the rest of the general population.
UPDATE: Crooks & Liars has the video; CBS News aired the results of their 5 month investigation into veteran suicides this evening and what they found was devastating.

Part 1

Part 2

Also, AWOL Soldier Seeking Treatment Arrested

Cross posted @ Real's World