It's time to put an end to suicides in the military. Now.
From January to August, the U.S. Army alone reported 212 suicides by soldiers, many of whom who had not even step foot in Iraq or Afghanistan yet.
Over the same time period, the Army reported 171 soldiers died from combat.
On average, one U.S. soldier commits suicide each day of the year.
As we continue to face challenges overseas and soldiers are either deployed or are awaiting deployment, the government is tackling the issue of helping soldiers who are suffering from depression, to post-traumatic stress disorder and other illnesses that are leading to the major spike in suicides.
But the government is not doing nearly enough.
Tell our federal legislators and the Department of Defense to put more practices into action to end military suicide.
Our soldiers deserve better.
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