Editor’s Note: GQ Magazine published last month, an article detailing Iraq veteran Daniel Wolfe’s 2014 suicide that happened live on social media.
Part of Wolfe’s story was a graphic chart on the latest estimated number of veterans and service members dead from suicide.
GQ Magazine reports 113,500 estimated suicides since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began.
TMSR believes the number is far higher. GQ Magazine is one of very few news media publications to inform its audience to the seriousness of the suicide epidemic.
Most news editors quote the “22 a day” statistic. Few ever quote the “100,000 suicides” statistic.
Why is that? Why does the American citizenry not know the 100,000 suicides statistic?
TMSR praises GQ Magazine for publishing the larger statistic.
Will Americans notice? And, if they do notice … will they care?
Click here to read Daniel Wolfe’s story.
Click here to view the graphic chart.
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