Crying shame

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The numbers should be sobering for every true
American. At a rate of almost one an hour veterans
are committing suicide. This should not be
happening on our watch.

But it gets worse. Did you know that the suicide
rate rate for female veterans age 18-29 is almost
12 times higher than the rate for non-veteran
women? It is said the reason for these statistics
is that while women attempt suicide more often
than men civilian women don’t use guns.

So what does our suicide rate look like? Based on
100,000 population and among people who have never
served in the military the rate for women is 5.2.
For men the rate is 20.9.

Among veterans the numbers get crazy. Again, per
100,000 population, 28.7 for women and 32.1 for
men.

This data is based on a study of all 173,969
adult suicides, male and female, vets and non-vets,
in 23 states between 2,000 and 2,010. During that
time 40,571 male veterans and 2,637 female veterans
killed themselves.

The Department of Veterans Affairs states that
female vets between the ages of 18-29 are 11.5
times more likely to commit suicide than non-vet
women of the same age. The male vet age 18-29 is
4.7 times more likely to commit suicide than their
non-vet counterparts.

Yet nobody knows why this is happening or offering
a solution? You don’t have to believe us, go to the
LA Times and see for yourself.
Comments are always welcome.

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8 Responses to Crying shame

  1. Brittius says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

  2. ekurie says:

    The majority used to be Vietnam Nam vets, I don’t know if that is still true (not for the women obviously). Thing is, these soldiers were heroes. They fought a war for all the right reasons. The country leaders (LBJ especially) screwed it all up. Nobody won that war but that never meant our veterans were any less heroes.

  3. cruisin2 says:

    Brittius,
    thanks for the reblog.

    ekurie,
    the statistics I quoted was for female and male vets 18-29. Those
    would be Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and the like, We agree their heroes, but sometimes the reception they get
    back here might make them wonder.

  4. nitrous55 says:

    Don’t let Fisher hear. Then he will be calling them names.

  5. cruisin2 says:

    nitrous55,
    he already knows.

  6. nitrous55 says:

    Great. Just hope he doesn’t go on the air yapping that they are burning in Hell cuz HIS god says so. I swear, at times I don’t see much difference between him and progressives.

  7. cruisin2 says:

    nitrous55,
    I can’t imagine him sounding like a progressive,

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