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Military needs Suicide Prevention Office

4 years ago August 24, 2010 Aug 24, 2010 Tuesday, August 24 2010 Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:29:08 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

An independent task force report says the Pentagon needs to establish a new office of suicide prevention to help the military services decrease the high rate among troops. The report was ordered by Congress and revealed 1,100 members of the military killed themselves from 2005 to 2009. Sharp increases are in the Army and Marine Corps, the services most stretched because of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The report says the military programs designed to deal with the crisis don't work.

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