VA report confirms suicides higher among veterans
By Patrick McCallister/For Veteran Voice
Science confirms what many suspect — death by suicide is higher among veterans than others. After adjusting for age and gender differences between veterans and non-veteran populations, veterans are on average about 21 percent more likely to commit suicide than others.
This month the Department of Veteran Affairs released the report “Suicide Among Veterans and Other Americans.” The report looked at trends from 2001 to 2014.