Military Suicides Rise 20% During Coronavirus Pandemic

US military suicide rates have increased by at least 20% this year, in comparison to the same period last year, with Defence Department officials considering the COVID-19 pandemic a potential primary factor, the Associated Press reported on Sunday.Officials mentioned other factors that are also believed to have contributed to the increase in suicide rates among the military’s active and reserve service members, including war-zone deployments, national disasters across the US, and civil unrest that has taken place in all parts of the country since the 25 May killing of an African-American man, George Floyd.

Source: Military Suicides Rise 20% During Coronavirus Pandemic

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