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Are people aware that suicide among military members has risen since Iraq/Afghanistan ?


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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    Rod Marsden 4 years ago

    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.

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    Rod Marsden 4 years ago

    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.


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