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Army to study suicide in hopes of preventing it


The U.S. Army and the National Institute of Mental Health will spend $50 million over five years to study suicide among soldiers.

Suicide among soldiers has been rising every year since the start of the war in Iraq in 2003. Officials want to understand the reasons and prevent deaths.

“We’ve reached a point where we do need some outside help,” said Dr. S. Ward Cassells, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, The New York Times reported. “We’ve learned a lot. We’ve also learned we don’t understand it all.”

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Army and Agency Will Study Rising Suicide Rate Among Soldiers (The New York Times 10/30)
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