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0 US Army Releases Suicide Data for August

The Army released suicide data on Thursday for the month of August.

Among active-duty soldiers, there were 19 potential suicides: three have been confirmed as suicides and 16 remain under investigation. For July 2011, the Army reported 22 potential suicides among active-duty soldiers. Since the release of that report, five cases have been confirmed as suicide, and 17 cases remain under investigation. During August 2011, among reserve component soldiers who were not on active duty, there were nine potential suicides: none have been confirmed as suicide and nine remain under investigation. For July 2011, the Army reported 10 potential suicides among not-on-active-duty soldiers. Since the release of that report, one case has been added for a total of 11 cases. Three cases have been confirmed as suicide and eight cases remain under investigation.


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The US army suicide rate 'alarming and it's increasing'

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A large number of the U.S. military suicides take place due to Veterans Administration (VA) doctors' prescription of anti-psychotic and other medications for the war-weary American soldiers, says Karen Kwiatkowski, a former Pentagon official.

“The suicide rate is alarming and it's increasing,” said Kwiatkowski in a Sunday interview with Press TV's U.S. Desk.


There's actually two things that we're doing; one is we're returning them back, we're letting them have a little break and returning them back to the battle zone,” said the ex-Pentagon official.
 And if they're not going back, if they're being discharged, or staying in the service awaywe're trying to tell them they're not sick. If they insist that they're sick or stressed we're giving them a lot of anti-psychotics medication,” Kwiatkowski noted.

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