Black People Politics : Military suicides approach record high

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  1. MsInterpret

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    Military suicides approach record high, Pentagon reports

    The number of U.S. service members who committed suicide last year might be a record.
    Despite extensive support and counseling programs, as many as 349 U.S. service members committed suicide last year, which would be the highest number since the Department of Defense began keeping detailed statistics in 2001.
    According to the Pentagon, 239 military deaths in 2012 have been confirmed as suicides and another 110 are being investigated as probable suicides. The number of suicides in 2011 reached 301.
    FULL STORY: http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/15/us/military-suicides/index.html
     
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    yeah ... that's gotta be a heavy burden ... living in a war / military environment

    i hate to ask ... but ... is it black men killing themselves too ... or mostly others ?

    i didn't read the article ... i suppose i shouldn't even ask the question ... but i already did ... :)

    it's too late now ... :)

    Love You!

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    Destee
     
  3. MsInterpret

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    The government doesn't have that data available.
     
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