Suicide Rate in US Military Now Increasing at Same Rate as Civilian Epidemic - Report | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Suicide Rate in US Military Now Increasing at Same Rate as Civilian Epidemic - Report

Results of an annual suicide surveillance report for the US military show that as the suicide rate for active-duty members of the armed forces increases, the US Marine Corps (USMC) and US Army are losing more personnel at much higher rates than other services. However, rates remain largely consistent with the civilian population.

The US Department of Defense Suicide Event Report (DoDSER) program on Monday published its annual report tracking US military suicide deaths, attempted suicides and a number of associated factors.

Data observed within this year’s report relates to calendar year 2018, or CY18, according to the DoDSER - a collaborative effort from the Department of Defense's Suicide Prevention and Risk Reduction Committee (SPARRC), military services and the National Center for Telehealth and Technology.

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA