More Soldier Suicides Than Combat Deaths in 2012

Here is a sample of some of the surface conversation around this topic.

“The enemy within: Soldier suicides outpaced combat deaths in 2012”
US News on NBSNews.com; January 4, 2013

“More soldier suicides than combat deaths in 2012”
Stars & Stripes; December 20, 2012

“As Military Suicides Rise, Focus Is on Private Weapons”
New York Times, October 7, 2012

And, here are yet many more articles at Huffington Post

Part of the discussion about how to prevent soldier suicides focuses on methods of suicide, such as soldiers’ access to guns.  Some point to soldiers’ access to psychiatric drugs, which have been prescribed for anxiety and depression.  And, there are articles out there with ideas about alternative forms of medication, such as an anti-suicide nasal spray and anti-depressant skin creme.  Of course, therapy is also being actively discussed and addressed by different professional organizations, such as for licensed counselors, social workers, and psychologists.

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