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Rising Rates of Military Suicides Reveal Complex Effects of Service on Soldiers’ Health

KQED Science | August 14, 2013

Rising Rates of Military Suicides Reveal Complex Effects of Service on Soldiers’ Health

Since 2005, the incidence of suicide deaths in the U.S. military began to sharply increase. A new study shows that the same factors that influence suicide risk in civilian populations--including mental health problems and substance abuse--appear to play more of a role in military suicides than combat duty. But experts say the issue is far more complex than any single factor.

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