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Suicide Risks in Veterans

August 30, 2022
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WRITTEN BY Dr. Ramon Martinez III

Approximately 280,000 of the 17.4 million U.S. veterans (or 1.6%) have attempted suicide.

In 2020, nearly 6,500 veterans committed suicide nationwide.

Caucasian male veterans and veterans under the age of 25 are at the highest risk of suicide.

Missouri ranks eighth in most veteran suicides in the nation as of 2019.

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