Veteran Suicides Decrease
On July 7th, the Department of Veterans Affairs released a study with new data revealing the number of Veteran suicides has decreased from 22 a day to 20 a day. The press release states: “The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has undertaken the most comprehensive analysis of Veteran suicide rates in the U.S., examining over 55 million Veteran records from 1979 to 2014 from every state in the nation. The effort extends VA’s knowledge from the previous report issued in 2010, which examined three million Veteran records from 20 states were available. Based on the data from 2010, VA estimated the number of Veteran deaths by suicide averaged 22 per day. The current analysis indicates that in 2014, an average of 20 Veterans a day died from suicide.”
To review the entire press release and study, click here.