The Count: UNKNOWN
It appears DoD/VA leaders have ordered an end to regular, scheduled public disclosures of suicide data.
The 113th Congress seems disinterested, distracted or unwilling to demand transparency on the EXTRAORDINARY rise in veteran and active military suicides.
Therefore, The Military Suicide Report can no longer present up-to-date suicide numbers here with any confidence.
However … based on what has been previously reported by VA, DoD, and other government sources, it is certain more than 100,000 veterans and active military have died from suicide since Sept. 11, 2001.(source: US Dept of Veterans Affairs, US Center for Disease Control)
Should these department leaders decide for some strange reason to resume regular public disclosure of suicide data, this page will again be updated to reflect the reported suicide data from VA/DoD.
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