The Pendleton Panther

Suicide in the Military

Posted on: November 17, 2009

It only takes one small thing to change someone's mind.

Being in the United States military is one of the toughest jobs to do in the entire world. It is very physically and mentally demanding and asks a lot out of each participating individual. Not only is it demanding but the soldiers are often away from their families and friends while training or off in battle. Although there is therapy and mental help for those who need it, these diverse times sometimes cannot be handled by the militants. In the worst cases some of these helpless people just give up on life and commit suicide. This past year the rate of suicide in the Army has set a new record.Since January, 140 active-duty soldiers have killed themselves while another 71 Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers killed themselves totaling 211. This is definitely not a good sign because obviously the living conditions are too harsh and some of these people just need to see their family to be pulled away from this terrible tragedy.

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  • Aully Bukan: Thanks for share...
  • riskstar: Good information
  • Rob Dresser: Many people have a poor grasp of what this is about. At its core this is about advanced stage terminal illness and relieving those in that condition

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