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Experts: Restricting troops’ access to firearms is necessary to reduce rate of suicides

The horror of war, repeated deployments, the operations tempo, failed relationships, financial problems, legal trouble, depression, PTSD, TBI.

 

Many reasons have been suggested to explain the substantial rise in the suicide rate of soldiers that began in 2004.

 

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Numerous prevention efforts were launched, hundreds of millions of dollars spent on studies and task forces, resilience programs and increasing access to mental health care.

 

Yet eight years and hundreds of deaths later, the suicide rate hasn’t improved. The number of suspected suicides in 2012 among active-duty soldiers was 166 at the end of October, surpassing the 165 total for all of 2011.

 

 

What’s gone wrong? Why hasn’t the Army or Defense Department been able to reduce the number of suicides?

 

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Experts say it’s because………….

 

via Experts: Restricting troops’ access to firearms is necessary to reduce rate of suicides.

 

 

 

 

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