Military Suicides Remain High
The Pentagon reported on Friday, 4/1, that 265 active-duty service members committed suicide last year. This continues a disturbingly high suicide rate that has been ongoing for at least seven years. The numbers of suicides in 2001 was 145 with 321 in 2012. The increase in suicide in the military was driven largely by the Army where suicides rose sharply from 45 in 2001 to 165 in 2012.