Originally Posted by zrinkill
In 2006, the overall suicide rate for the United States was 13.4 per 100,000 people. It was 21.1 per 100,000 people for all men aged 17 to 45, compared to a rate of 17.8 for men in the Army.
I think this says something about the adult men in our society as a whole ..... not just those in the Army, since there is a smaller suicide rate for those in the Army.
In other words this is not an Army caused problem.
wow and good point, zrin. i didn't even think to look at national averages. interesting that people will "cherry pick" stats to present a story they feel needs to be told.