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Nothing Wrong Here….

Move along now…

The Army Times tells us:

18 Veterans Commit Suicide Each Day

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 11 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.

That is quite a disturbing amount.’

Suicide attempts by Iraq and Afghanistan veterans remains a key area of concern. In fiscal 2009, which ended Sept. 30, there were 1,621 suicide attempts by men and 247 by women who served in Iraq or Afghanistan, with 94 men and four women dying.

And  this is just another sad return on two pointless wars.  I hear victory is just around the corner, though.  Another 6 months.  It will all be OK.   That’s what I hear.

Movin’ on….

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