4 times as many US soldiers and vets died by suicide than in combat since 9/11

Links are in OP which I covered already upthread.

Though post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is also a potential cause of suicide, Suitt notes that nondeployed troops have a higher risk of suicide, though it is not clear why that would be the case.

A U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs study in 2019 showed that nondeployed veterans had a 61 percent higher suicide risk compared to the general U.S. population, where deployed vets’ risk was 41 percent higher than the general population.

A 2015 study by JAMA Psychiatry also showed no link between combat deployment and suicide. Authors of that study speculated that other factors that could force someone out of the military could also be factors in deaths by suicide.

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Nevermind, it just sounds like they’re saying “Hey, The suicide rate looks higher, but we don’t know why”

 

 

 

Links are in OP which I covered already upthread.
. . . and the graph means nothing to you???

@346005

you need to read the links provided to you before you make comment. This avoids confusion and strawmanning .

thank you

“ 4 times as many US soldiers and vets died by suicide than in combat since 9/11 “

Sadly, the best solution for this is to up the number of soldiers that die in combat. War has been too easy for United States’ citizens. They think joining the military is just a way to pay for college or get health insurance, and don’t consider that they are flying off to some foreign country for dubious reasons and murdering other people. They only realize that too late, and that leads to the statistic above. If the statistic were reversed, a lot fewer fools would think to join the US military.

347429

Maybe. But if the public were allowed to witness all the horrors of war and see what happens to their sons and daughters and the slaughter of civilians , there would never be a war again.

#347429. @dwiggmd, Excellent point.

Yep tex.

That’s why we invented those nifty drones to do the dirty work for us.

Sadly, the best solution for this is to up the number of soldiers that die in combat. War has been too easy for United States’ citizens. They think joining the military is just a way to pay for college or get health insurance, and don’t consider that they are flying off to some foreign country for dubious reasons and murdering other people. They only realize that too late, and that leads to the statistic above. If the statistic were reversed, a lot fewer fools would think to join the US military.

Maybe. But if the public were allowed to witness all the horrors of war and see what happens to their sons and daughters and the slaughter of civilians , there would never be a war again.


Think about the countless young people in history who have lived through war, yet when they grew up and became politicians they also started wars.

The idea that experiencing war is the best cure for warmongering is wrong.

War is part of the human condition. Always has been, always will be.