This space under development. Please check back often. Until then, here are some statistics:
- The VA (Veteran’s Affairs) 2014 budget request was for $152.7 billion, a 4.3% increase in discretionary funding.
- The U.S. military acknowledged that suicides hit a record in 2012, outpacing combat deaths, with 349 active-duty suicides – almost one a day.
- “The most extensive study yet by the U.S. government on suicide among military veterans during the period between 1999 to 2010 discovers 22 deaths a day – or one every 65 minutes, on average.” – Reuters – Feb 2013
- 22 suicides per day X 365 days = 8030 suicides per year, and 88,330 lost during their study.
- Here’s a fancy chart:
In the last 10 years, we’ve literally lost more soldiers to suicide than to combat during the last 65 years.