A recent NPR story examines the connection between veteran suicides and access to guns. Recent trends dramatize the urgency of the issue, but taking any action is controversial. Suicide rates have been rising in the US, and veterans now have a higher rate than civilians for the first time in history. The situation is especially alarming for women. Female veterans have a.
Transitioning to life after the military can be difficult, and issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, physical disabilities, and depression compound the problems. Veterans have a suicide rate that is 50% higher than those who have never served in the military. In July, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) in Washington released the results of a study examining over 55 million Veteran records from 1979 to.
Veterans already have some of the highest risks of suicide. However, women who serve in the armed services seem to be at a much higher risk of suicide. According to new statistics, the rate of suicide for female veterans is as much as six times as high as for civilian women. In fact, the rates of suicide for female.