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Veterans' uphill road back, struggle with suicide

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

More active-duty military men and women committed suicide last year than were killed in Afghanistan.

Some 350 people in the military killed themselves in 2012, and 295 troops were killed in Afghanistan.

The high number of suicides is partly blamed on administrative backlogs in the Department of Veterans Affairs and the stigma many soldiers still attach to getting help for mental health issues.

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