After a decade at war on two fronts, the U.S. is facing a crisis at home. Last year, more American troops killed themselves than died in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. When G... | More Info

Lost Warriors: Families struggle with military suicide

After a decade at war on two fronts, the U.S. is facing a crisis at home. Last year, more American troops killed themselves than died in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. When Guard and Reserve troops are combined, the U.S. military had its highest rate of suicides since the Department of Defense began keeping track. That includes Minnesota National Guard, which  has one of the highest rates of suicide of any Guard unit in the country. Programs have been added and professionals have been hired to beef up suicide prevention programs. But interviews with family members and the Army’s own internal records of soldiers who have killed themselves show patterns where pleas for help have been disregarded and red flags dismissed.

Lost Warriors: Families struggle with military suicide

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