Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Military suicides from 2012 more than entire Vietnam War?

Military suicides from 2012 more than entire Vietnam War?
Wounded Times
Kathie Costos
July 16, 2013

We can pretend all of this is new. That somehow young men and women entering into the military are more prone to suicide, or whatever excuse the military has been offering so far, but excuses do not explain what is going on.
This is a cross post from Wounded Times because it is screaming for attention. When we talk about PTSD and suicides we need to be reminded of what happened before anything else was being done.

Vietnam veterans came home and pushed for all the research done on what combat does to those we send. There was nothing for them just as there was nothing for older generations. Everything available for today's veterans is because of what they did. The frightening thing is, during the entire Vietnam War, the suicides were lower than the number of suicides from last year alone.

That should frighten the crap out of everyone!

read the whole report here

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