Monday, June 08, 2015

Female Military Veteran Suicides

From Tribune News Service:
New government research shows that female military veterans commit suicide at nearly six times the rate of other women, a startling finding that experts say poses disturbing questions about the backgrounds and experiences of women who serve in the armed forces.

Their suicide rate is so high that it approaches that of male veterans, a finding that surprised researchers because men generally are far more likely than women to commit suicide.
The data came from 23 states between 2000 and 2010.


Doom said...

Last I checked, their disability rates are even higher than men, by a factor of two or three, from the service as well. Also, infertility afflicts many of the women who attempt to keep up with the 'boys'. Real reasons to question women even being in the military. Beside breaking down unit cohesion, and all other factors. Comfort women, if they want I guess, just not as troops.

Wireless.Phil said...

In the last 2 or 3 days I read on one of the military sites that the current women in Ranger Training will be the last.
They can't make the cut.

Wireless.Phil said...

From May 30th, 2015

No Women Pass Army Ranger School, Three Invited to Start Over

Wireless.Phil said...

Suicide Rates of Female Military Veterans Called 'Staggering'


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