Veteran Suicides Have Increased, Per New VA Study

Veteran Suicides Increased From 2016 To 2017, New VA Study Finds – HuffPost https://www.huffpost.com/entry/veteran-suicides-increased-from-2016-to-2017-new-va-study-says_n_5d851528e4b070d468cc5ddb

U.S. veteran suicides increased from 2016 to 2017, according to a new study released Friday by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The most current national data yet on veteran suicide shows that in 2017, 6,139 veterans died by suicide, an increase of 129 from the year before. Since 2008, veteran suicides have exceeded 6,000 each year, according to the study.

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