Marine Corps Commanders Failing Suicide Prevention Mission, Self-Inflicted Deaths Continue at Record Pace

MILITARY: Eight Marine Suicides Raise Year’s Total to 32

Number of Marine Corps suicides among members of its active and inactive reserve components remains unknown

by Mark Walker
North County Times, Aug. 12, 2012

Eight active-duty Marines took their own lives in July, raising the number of troop suicides so far this year to 32 —- the same number recorded in the Corps in all of 2011.

An additional 12 Marines attempted suicide last month, raising that figure for the year to 113 compared with 163 for all of 2011, according to the latest report from the service’s suicide prevention program.

The report doesn’t say where the Marine suicides in July took place.

Officials with the suicide prevention program were not available for comment Friday.

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