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The Pentagon refuses to acknowledge that more service members are dying by suicide in 2020
'At this time, it’s too early to determine whether suicide rates will increase for calendar year 2020.'
The military has seen a significant increase in suicide deaths since COVID-19 hit
Deaths by suicide began increasing in the spring, according to the Associated Press.
Lawsuit: Fayetteville police wrongly arrested suicidal soldier, lawyers failed to defend him
The former soldier's lawyer said he should get nearly $7.7 million — $300 for each hour he was jailed.
Suicide in the Military
The military is caught up in a national suicide epidemic.
Inside Virginia’s new plan to fight military suicides
The program aims to erase gaps in community programs and services for military families
Army suicides usually decrease during wartime. New data shows that’s no longer the case
One hopeful sign is that once the military began to focus on reducing suicides, the rates actually fell.
Navy suicides could reach a record high in 2019
"That trend is unacceptable," Rear Adm. Philip Sobeck, director, 21st Century Sailor, told reporters on Thursday. "We are looking at every aspect of why that trend continues, at least for the last three years. We're determined not to allow it to continue the way it's going."
The National Guard had more suicides in 2018 than any other military component
"Seeking help is not a sign of weakness."
The Air Force is the only service that decreased its number of suicides in 2018
"We are not satisfied with flat-lined suicide death numbers."
Active-Duty Army Suicides Reach Highest Level Since 2012
Across the military it's clear that suicide is still a very serious problem.
Navy Suicides Hit A Record High In 2018
A total of 68 active-duty sailors and 11 sailors in the Navy Reserve took their own lives in 2018.
Marine Suicides Reach Highest Level In A Decade Despite End Of Large-Scale Combat Operations
Every Marine who takes his or her own life is more than a number, but the numbers tell a distressing story