One in Three New Veterans Contemplated Suicide

The United States has faced more than a decade of two challenging wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Wars take their tolls on government budgets, human lives, global relationships and a variety of other issues. The intent of the Ramirez Group’s Daily Snippet is to offer valuable facts related to how government policy has an impact on things like war and its aftermath.

Today’s Daily Snippet comes to us from a new survey by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA):

1 in 3 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have contemplated suicide.

Bill Briggs at NBC News offers some additional insights into the report here.

The Guardian has several additional bits of data from another report about the demographics, etc. of actual suicides in the U.S. military which have surpassed the number of combat deaths annually, and is the source of the chart below.