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Army suicides hit record number in June

Posted By admin On July 17, 2010 @ 2:17 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Liz Goodwin
Yahoo News [1]
July 17, 2010

Thirty-two soldiers took their own lives last month, the most Army suicides in a single month since the Vietnam era. Eleven of the soldiers were not on active duty. Of the 21 who were, seven were serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said.

Army officials say they don’t have any answers to why more and more soldiers are resorting to suicide.

“There were no trends to any one unit, camp, post or station,” Col. Chris Philbrick, head of the Army’s suicide prevention task force, told CNN. “I have no silver bullet to answer the question why.”

Last year, a record-breaking 245 soldiers committed suicide. The Army seems on track to surpass that number this year, as 145 soldiers have taken their lives in the first half of 2010.

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[3] US Army Acts As Suicides Reach Record Level: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-army-acts-as-suicides-reach-record-level.html

[4] Army suicides hit record in July: http://www.prisonplanet.com/army-suicides-hit-record-in-july.html

[5] Army suicides at record high, passing civilians: http://www.prisonplanet.com/army-suicides-at-record-high-passing-civilians.html

[6] Army Suicides in January Surpass Combat Deaths: http://www.prisonplanet.com/army-suicides-in-january-surpass-combat-deaths.html

[7] Active duty Army suicide rate on record-setting pace: http://www.prisonplanet.com/active-duty-army-suicide-rate-on-record-setting-pace.html

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