Combat not linked to rise in military suicides, study says

August 7, 2013 5:21 AM

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Combat not linked to rise in military suicides, study says

Research shows that, contrary to belief, deployment in Afghanistan or Iraq did not increase a service member's risk of suicide.

A tour of duty in Afghanistan or Iraq — even one involving combat — does not increase a service member's risk of suicide, according to a study that tracked more than 150,000 troops for up to eight years.

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