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Close to 500 Suicides in Armed Services in 2019

You are not alone. The Military Crisis Line is 1-800-273-8255. (Photo: DOD)

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- The Department of Defense (DOD) released its second Annual Suicide Report (ASR) which showed that 498 service members died by suicide in the calendar year 2019. The Department said in a statement that it is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of Service members, veterans, and families – every death by suicide is a tragedy.

Remember, suicide is complex. There are almost always multiple causes, including psychiatric illnesses, that may not have been recognized or treated. However . . .

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