By Sahil Kapur

The suicide rate among war veterans is extraordinary, new data reveals.

Thirty try to commit suicide each day, on average, reports the Army Times. Eighteen succeed, roughly five of whom receive medical care from Veterans Affairs, rated one of the best health programs in the country.

"Of the more than 30,000 suicides in this country each year, fully 20 percent of them are acts by veterans,'' said VA Secretary Eric Shinseki at a VA-sponsored suicide prevention conference in January, Inter Press Service reported.

The Times noted that "In general, VA officials said, women attempt suicide more often, but men are more likely to succeed in the attempt."

The report cites access to health care and age -- younger veterans are less likely to try -- as two major factors in the suicide rate, and notes that the VA is seeking to strengthen its suicide prevention programs.

According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, "Roughly 56 percent of all homeless veterans are African American or Hispanic, despite only accounting for 12.8 percent and 15.4 percent of the U.S. population respectively."

The struggle among veterans to return to everyday life has been documented over the years.

The Associated Press reported in November 2007 that one in four homeless people across the nation is likely to be a veteran, even though veterans constitute a mere 11 percent of overall adults in the United States.

"And homelessness is not just a problem among middle-age and elderly veterans," AP added. "Younger veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are trickling into shelters and soup kitchens seeking services, treatment or help with finding a job."

Homelessness among women who served in Afghanistan and Iraq is on the rise.

The Boston Globe reported last year that "number of female service members who have become homeless after leaving the military has jumped dramatically in recent years."

One in ten homeless veterans under 45 years of age is a woman, statistics showed in July of 2009.

"Some of the first homeless vets that walked into our office were single moms," Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America's executive director and founder, told the Globe.

"When people think of homeless vets, they don’t think of a Hispanic mother and her kids. The new generation of veterans is made up of far more women.’"

 

http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0423/18-veterans-suicide-day/

Views: 160

Replies to This Discussion

No surprise.

Teaching a young American man or woman to become a murderer of innocent human beings results in eventual self-destructive behavior. Simple.
With stop-loss in effect, and after considering all the horrible situations that soldiers are subjected to, many soldiers consider enlistment a mistake not worth living. This is exactly the kind of information that needs to go viral. The media will work overtime to conceal this vital news from the public airwaves. Good post, Tara! Make sure this one is "featured" on the main thread.
Thanks for all your replies and yes, you all have valid points. I stumbled into this great article the other day that I posted that speaks of how a soldier becomes the fighting, killing machine that he/she is: http://snardfarker.ning.com/profiles/blogs/anybodys-son-will-do

It's no wonder they come back home battered, bruised and disfigured on the inside and out and often times contemplate or even go to the extent of killing themselves. It's really sad actually!
What's sadder is that millions, yes millions of American soldiers don't recognize that they're cannon fodder for the elite killing innocent people for the elite. Excuse me, I'm a fucking pissed off ashamed American for the heartbreak, murder and destruction committed across the globe in my name, with my tax dollars, by my country.

These are Sociopaths and Psychopaths, the American Economic Elite and the Israeli Economic Elite, ALL of the elite, they're fucking criminals, fucking dogs, not worthy of breathing the air I breath. Words don't do justice in explaining my position.
Yes, Jeff, I feel your pain as well. To know our tax dollars, our hard labor, our youth are being destroyed by a handful of powerful nut jobs who planned this continuous war for profit. The project for a new american century boys really put a lot public relations, resources and effort in order to get this wrecking ball swinging across the globe. The controlled media is the key to their success, thus - we have no cause and effect for what is happening. Regardless, we will have our day. We always do. I just hope I live long enough to see redemption fulfilled.
My single greatest concern. Living long enough to see these sociopathic murderers hang. I probably won't.
Yep Greg, thus why many veterans are homeless right now! The statistics of how many vets are homeless compared to the general public is staggering. It just goes to show you how much the government takes care of its own after they have served their country. This should be a wake up call for anybody considering signing their life over, literally to the war machine.

Greg aka Sonatadude said:
What the article doesn't mention is how they commit suicide, quickly or slowly. Drug addiction is the slow, painful version and the most common.

Tara said:
Thanks for all your replies and yes, you all have valid points. I stumbled into this great article the other day that I posted that speaks of how a soldier becomes the fighting, killing machine that he/she is: http://snardfarker.ning.com/profiles/blogs/anybodys-son-will-do

It's no wonder they come back home battered, bruised and disfigured on the inside and out and often times contemplate or even go to the extent of killing themselves. It's really sad actually!

Great post Tara and very overlooked i might add!!!!!

Thanks Daniel... overlooked and posted quite awhile back too.

The Vets program is almost ready to go, a couple of more ingreients and it will run, working on the ingreients sometimes small armies are not enough. Found a little program actually (3) that is used, the Phy-Ops program is in full play all around even in the schools. Where it sets should be only for the enemy (at least we think they are via the press) but apparently is also being "FREE LANCED" for other agendas, which will lead to it's exposure. Kind of like the new Navy Drones with AI all the programer has to do is tell this weaponized device that 10 lies in a row means a target politics will never be the same.

RSS

"Destroying the New World Order"

TOP CONTENT THIS WEEK

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE SITE!

mobile page

12160.info/m

12160 Administrators

Doc Vega, Chris of the family Masters, cheeki kea and 3 more were featured

 

Latest Activity

Ragnarok posted a status
"US-China tensions live: China condemns as U.S. shoots down 'Spy Balloon' over Atlantic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCRVrdGjmy0"
25 minutes ago
Ragnarok posted a video

Крупный пожар вспыхнул в буддийском храме в Мельбурне в Австралии. Мощный пожар в храме.

Огромный пожар вспыхнул в буддийском храме в Мельбурне в Австралии.На месте работают около 150 сотрудников экстренных служб, но угроза распространения огня с...
33 minutes ago
Doc Vega commented on Doc Vega's blog post For Those Who Fight Evil
"Ha ha Good One cheeki! "
38 minutes ago
Less Prone commented on cheeki kea's blog post "I Am Taking This Very Seriously": BlackRock's Larry Fink Struggles With Demonized ESG narrative.
"Where did they get the name Blackrock for this company and how does it relate to their values? The…"
2 hours ago
Less Prone favorited cheeki kea's blog post "I Am Taking This Very Seriously": BlackRock's Larry Fink Struggles With Demonized ESG narrative.
3 hours ago
Less Prone favorited cheeki kea's photo
3 hours ago
Less Prone commented on Less Prone's video
Thumbnail

Absolutely Ridiculous - The Ice Princess | 59 Year Old Man At European Figure Skating Championships Opening Ceremony

"Yes Cheeky, Finland is one of the most obedient suckers of the flock led by Schwab Jugend who…"
3 hours ago
Gail Jones is now a member of 12160 Social Network
4 hours ago
cheeki kea commented on Doc Vega's blog post For Those Who Fight Evil
"Brains of sheep moving to slow. Lower IQ begins to show, mass immigration diluting the nation, of…"
6 hours ago
cheeki kea commented on Less Prone's video
Thumbnail

Absolutely Ridiculous - The Ice Princess | 59 Year Old Man At European Figure Skating Championships Opening Ceremony

"First you see the Nordic ladies in their beautiful costumes and then you see IT. Looks like Finland…"
7 hours ago
cheeki kea commented on cheeki kea's photo
Thumbnail

Meanwhile on TV...

"Not the best look for family breakfast time and then it just gets worst as they all decide they…"
7 hours ago
cheeki kea posted a photo
8 hours ago
cheeki kea replied to steve's discussion Smudgey cat makes ol horse face tolerable
"ooh och Silenced! It's cool to see smudge back and president trump in the background just rubs…"
8 hours ago
cheeki kea commented on tjdavis's blog post Canadian Government Asissting Suicide
" Oh wow That was really said. " Trained to Eliminate those that are suicidal" Not a…"
9 hours ago
Sandy posted a discussion

Merck Covid Drug Linked to New Virus Mutations, Study Says

(Bloomberg) -- Merck & Co.’s Covid-19 pill is giving rise to new mutations of the virus in some…See More
10 hours ago
ralfy commented on tjdavis's blog post Normalizing Pedophiles
11 hours ago
MAC posted a discussion

Amerigeddon

Amerigeddon (Full Movie) (2016) Dina Meyer | Dianna Ladd | Geiovannie Cruz|India Eisly |Chuck…See More
13 hours ago
tjdavis posted blog posts
14 hours ago
Doc Vega posted blog posts
23 hours ago
tjdavis posted a photo
23 hours ago

© 2023   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2019 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted