Not my own, but people in the military, and vets. Here’s what I wrote about this, in a piece that ran the Washington Post yesterday.
What I don’t understand is this: Have vets always committed suicide at a far higher rate than civilians, or are we experiencing an anomalous era? If we are, why is that? That is what I am wondering about in the piece. And yes, I have more questions than answers.
I especially think we don’t know enough about the effect of repeated rotations — I mean 5 or 6 or 12 — on the psyche.