Dramatic Rise in Army Suicides - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/5/09

Dramatic Rise in Army Suicides

Newly released numbers show a drastic increase in army suicides, with two dozen soldiers suspected of killing themselves just last month. 

 That number, 24 in the army alone, is a lot more than the 16 combat deaths reported last month in all branches of the armed forces. Officials are so alarmed that they took an unusual step and briefed congressional leaders on the problem this morning. 

Army officials are reemphasizing the need for more mental health care available to soldiers. Last year there were 128 confirmed suicides and 15 pending investigation, making 2008 the highest rate on record. 

Powered by WorldNow

5600 Avenue A
Lubbock, TX. 79404

FCC Public File
publicfile@kcbd.com
806-744-1414
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KCBD. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.