The problems among our troops continue.
A horrifying report was just released from the Pentagon that should send shivers up the spine of every American.
Among active-duty Army troops, suicides are up by 46 percent in the second quarter of this year.
What Is Going On?
In the second quarter of 2020, in the midst of a pandemic, there were 41 suicides among active-duty troops in the Army.
In the second quarter of this year… 60.
The suicide rate among all active and reserve troops also climbed, with 139 this second quarter compared to 130 last year.
This is a problem throughout our military, with suicide rates climbing across the board.
Last year, there were a total of 580 suicides, up from 504 the prior year.
Defense Secretary Austin stated, “The findings are troubling.
“Suicide rates among our service members and military families are still too high, and the trends are not going in the right direction.”
Yet, the military is more worried about service members taking the jab (67 COVID deaths in Q2, less than half the suicide rate) than they are addressing this problem in both active and retired military.
A recent report from the Cost of War Project, in part, stated, “Unless the U.S. government and U.S. society makes significant changes in the ways we manage the mental health crisis among our service members and veterans, suicide rates will continue to climb.
“This is a cost of war we cannot accept.”
I agree completely.
Source: Fox News