Remembering the Costs of War

David Jacob George

 

Jacob’s Story

 

 

 

 

† 700,000 Veterans with PTSD

† 700,000 Veterans incarcerated

† Every 72 Minutes, a Veteran suicide

Veteran suicides

 

 

The statistics tell the tragic story …

Veterans in 2014 were killing themselves at three times the rate of civilians and at a quickening pace, up by a third from 2001 to 2014.

Most self-destructive are young male veterans in their 20s, who are dying at four times the rate of their civilian peers. Female veterans were 2.4 times more likely to choose suicide than civilian counterparts.

In one narrow category — 18- to 24-year-old male veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan and were VA patients — the suicide rate was 10 times the national average for all people.

 

 

Deep Cost, Costs of War

 

 

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