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Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Suicide Rate Among Female Veterans Is On The Rise, And Experts Have No Idea Why

A U.S. Air Force veteran sits in the Women Veterans Health Clinic Waiting Room.

The suicide rate among female veterans has increased far more dramatically than the suicide rate among male veterans over the past decade, and experts are struggling to figure out why, NPR reports.  
“We can’t ask deceased people about what factors might have led up to the completion of suicide,” Lindsay Ayer, who studies military suicide at the RAND Corporation, told NPR.  


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