Friday, December 25, 2009

Navy Attempted Suicide Rate Nearly 3 Percent

From The Navy Times:

By Kelly Kennedy - Staff writer
Posted : Thursday Dec 24, 2009 8:47:14 EST

Sailors attempted to commit suicide at rates significantly higher than the other services in 2008, according to a recent Defense Department-sponsored survey of service members.

The Navy’s attempted suicide rate — at 2.8 percent, or roughly 1 in every 35 sailors — was three times higher than in the previous survey, conducted in 2005.

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