Suicides keep rising, among Vets and Americans
February 18, 2013 in Health
February 18, 2013. Washington. A new report released earlier this month by the Veterans Administration shows that suicides among veterans has risen from an average of 18 per day to 22 per day. The details also show that suicides among regular Americans are also escalating. For all self-inflicted deaths across the US, some 22.2 percent are carried out by veterans. At the same time, Vets make up just 7 percent of the overall population.