The sad fact is a lot of soldiers feel so hopeless and desperate they are killing themselves as the result of these "sanitized" wars the media shows us. The suicide rate raised steadily throughout the Iraq war. What can we do to ensure our young men and women are not driven to suicide? Why do you suppose they are? Is anyone doing anything? or just cheering for them with slogans and ribbons? - that isn't supporting our troops. Mental health care = good start at actual support, yet they don't get what they need. Why? Yet we start more wars. incredible.
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Many of the men who went on more than one Vietnam 'tour' did so because they felt alienated in their own country. Yes, seeing too much action over and over and over again can lead to a death wish.
It is often people from the poorer neighborhoods in the USA that sign up for the armed forces. This is their way of getting a better education and, when they have done their time, a better civilian type job. Consider this.
There are grants available for the poor. They choose to go the route of military. I'm not downing them for it, just stating something people seem to forget.
I hear you, but in the military there are stigmas about it. It is also higher prevalence in military and the reasons for that need to be explored. I agree with your assessments overall, but for servicemembers it's an extreme issue that gets ignored.