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Military suicides rise

Suicides among active-duty military rose this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon officials indicate more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other aid programs. Pentagon documents obtained by The Associated Press show there were 161 confirmed or suspected suicides as of July 14, compared with 154 during the same time frame in 2013. The increase was among the Air Force and Navy, while soldiers and Marine suicides went down.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , DoD , Army , Air Force , Navy , Marine Corps

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 08:49am EDT

Former VA researcher raises ethics concerns

Dr. Steven Coughlin, who worked at the VA until December, said nearly 2,000 participants in a recent VA study of 60,000 tracking the health of veterans told researchers they had thought they would be better off dead. However, only a small percentage got a call back from a clinician.

Tags: Stephen Coughlin , Veterans Affairs , House

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 08:19pm EDT

General foresees end to grim rise in Army suicides

Tags: DoD , Army , Lloyd Austin ,

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 11:58am EST

Army Suicides

Tags: Associated Press , U.S. Army , Sagar Meghani

Thursday - 01/29/2009, 05:59pm EST
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