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US Veteran Suicide Rates May Be 2.4 Times Higher Than Government Reports: Study

Suicide rates among America’s military veterans are more than double that reported by the government’s Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), according to a new study published on Sept. 17 by America’s Warrior Partnership (AWP).
AWP is a national nonprofit that aims to partner with communities to prevent veteran suicide, according to its official website.
The nonprofit partnered with the University of Alabama and Duke University to gather state-provided death data while simultaneously coordinating with the Department of Defense (DoD) to establish military affiliation, and “identify commonalities of the person, military service, and their death.”
The study (pdf) is titled “Operation Deep Dive” (OpDD) and is described by AWP as a “former service member suicide and self-injury mortality study encompassing eight states and five years of death data corroborated by the DoD.”…



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