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Courage to Care: Suicide Facts (For Families)

Suicide has increased dramatically in the military since the start of the global war on terrorism. Family members and military leaders are all working together to address the needs of our service members, and to get them the help and care that will restore their hope and relieve their stress. Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death among Americans. While suicide is a difficult topic to discuss, it is an important one for military families because the number of suicides is rising within the military population.