Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Quarter of Suicides in Missouri are Veterans

New Figures Show High Veteran Suicide Rate in Mo.
CBS St. Louis
September 12, 2013

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Some disturbing numbers were released Thursday concerning Missouri’s military veterans and suicide.

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, nearly 25 percent of suicides in Missouri involve a veteran.

That compares to some states, including Illinois, where the rate is as low as seven percent.
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Veterans committing suicide at twice the rate of civilians in Oklahoma and Arizona.