High Rates of Suicide in Military Linked to Traumatic Experiences Before Enlistment

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By Alabama News Network

High rates of suicide among U.S. military personnel may be linked to traumatic experiences before enlistment.   

Several recent studies found soldiers who were victims of child abuse are 3 to 8 times more likely to report suicidal behavior in the service.   
 
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in the U.S. military.

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