Veteran Suicides Soar

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The numbers are shocking: Roughly 30 veterans a day try to commit suicide, new data shows, and 18 succeed. Of
those, about five receive medical care from the VA. The suicide rate of
veterans soared 26 percent from 2005 to 2007. To date, more than 600,000
troops have returned from
Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury or
both. Given those figures, new legislation to help veterans - from stipends
for caregivers of the seriously injured to more suicide prevention
funds - seems obscenely inadequate.

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