The following article was published in August, 2012, after July was reveled to be the highest month for U.S. Army suicides on record. We are republishing it today (Jan 14) as the U.S. military has revealed 349 active-duty suicides in 2012, the highest number on record. In that same year, there were 295 U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan.
March Forward! and Veterans For Peace are working to battle the suicide epidemic within the ranks of the U.S. military itself with the Our Lives Our Rights campaign. Please to support this important effort.
January 14, 2013 | The U.S. Army revealed that July yielded the highest number of active-duty soldier suicides on record, with 38 in just a single month (this number does not include other branches of service, or Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who commit suicide once they get out of the military).
In suicide epidemic, military wrestles with prosecuting troops who attempt it, Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers