Suicide prevention pins are displayed in recognition of suicide prevention and awareness month by the 81st Medical Operations Squadron mental health team. (U.S. Air Force photo / Kemberly Groue)

The Air Force is the only military branch that saw a decrease in both active-duty and Reserve suicides last year, according to data provided by the service.

A total of 58 active-duty suicides were reported in 2018, of which 16 deaths are suspected suicides pending confirmation, the service's data shows. By comparison, 63 active-duty airmen took their own lives in 2017; however, the five-year average for Air Force active-duty suicides is roughly 61 deaths per year, showing little has changed since 2014.

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Photo: Stephen Baker/U.S. Army

The number of active-duty soldiers who took their own lives reached a five-year high in 2018, an Army spokesman confirmed to Task & Purpose on Thursday.

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Chief Religious Programs Specialist Ana Douglas, attached to U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge , attends a candle light vigil in observance of Suicide Prevention month. (Navy photo / Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Semales)

The Navy – like its fellow sea service the Marine Corps – saw active-duty suicides hit a new high last year, according to Navy Personnel Command.

A total of 68 active-duty sailors and 11 sailors in the Navy Reserve took their own lives in 2018, data on NPC's website shows. That is the highest number of active-duty suicides in the data, which goes back to 2006, while the number of Reserve sailors who killed themselves remains stubbornly high.

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Photo by Cpl. Sarah Cherry.

Every Marine who takes his or her own life is more than a number, but the numbers tell a distressing story: the Marine Corps is losing the battle against suicide.

A total of 75 Marines killed themselves in 2018: 57 active-duty Marines and 18 Marines in the Selected Reserves, according to data the Marine Corps provided to Task & Purpose. As CNN first reported, 2018 saw the highest number of active-duty Marine suicides since 2009.

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