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Not exactly news that's discussed by many....<br><br>
"The suicide rate among soldiers in Iraq remained high in 2006 and could reach record levels for the war, with 22 deaths ruled as self-inflicted and more than a dozen other cases still under review, according to Department of Defense records.<br><br>
"A report this month by the military's Defense Manpower Data Center shows 81 confirmed self-inflicted deaths in the Army in Iraq - 22 more than the number of Army suicides reported by the military through 2005.<br><br>
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"Veterans' advocates said the continued increase in suicides was troubling, given that the military has made safeguarding soldiers' mental health a priority. In 2006, suicide accounted for more than one in four of all non-combat Army deaths in Iraq."<br><br>
From:<br><a href="http://www.courant.com/news/nationworld/hc-soldiersuicide0131.artjan31,0,6363159,print.story?coll=hc-headlines-home" target="_blank">http://www.courant.com/news/nationwo...headlines-home</a>
 

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It isn't just in Iraq- I saw suicide while just in basic training. The Army can suck the life out of young people quickly.
 

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I would think that there's really a very limited amount that the army can do to change that figure. Other than stop the war. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
When people see the kind of things these soldiers see... and have to do the things they are told to do...
 

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it's very sad. It's not just limited to those at war or those in the army. DH is in the air force and last October we had 4 suicides at our base in 3 months <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> It also seems like when there is one, there are others that follow.
 
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