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    Military Suicide Statistics and Prevention

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    What are the current statistics about military suicides and what programs or ideas are in place to prevent them; 400-600 words.

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    According to recent reports, unfortunately, the rate of military suicides remains high. In fact, the military suicide rate has nearly doubled since 2005. In early 2013, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reported that veteran suicide was running at 22 a day—about 8000 a year. In fact, the US Secretary of Defense called it an epidemic because it is so prevalent. Of course, many believe that the cause is due to the stresses of war; however, "the facts reveal that 85% of military suicides have not seen combat—and 52% never even deployed (CCHR, 2015)". "It is found that the cause is often drug-related. "According to the new documentary The Hidden Enemy: Inside Psychiatry's Covert Agenda, all evidence points in one direction: the soaring rates of psychiatric drug prescribing since 2003. Known medication side effects of these drugs such as increased aggression and suicidal thinking are reflected in similar uptrends in the rates of military domestic violence, ...

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    This solution provides the most recent statistics on the rate of military suicide. It also includes current efforts that have been made to help reduce and eliminate this epidemic.