Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Office just released the 1st Quarter suicide report for 2018.
Attachment A provides a detailed breakdown of the number of deaths by suicide, within each
Service and Component.
For the 1st Quarter of 2018, the Military Services reported the
80 suicide deaths in the Active Component
18 suicide deaths in the Reserves
23 suicide deaths in the National Guard
The number of Active Component suicide deaths is greater, by 5, in the 1st Quarter of 2018,
compared to the 1st Quarter of 2017
(80 versus 75 deaths)
Read the report and look at the chart on the last page.
Then look at the numbers of those killed in action during those same years.
I am sure I do not have to add another word to what you find.
The question is, what are you going to do with what you just learned?