Military suicides aren't linked to deployment, study finds

April 1, 2015 3:34 PM

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(Reuters Health) - Military suicides may be more likely after members leave the service than during active duty deployment, particularly if their time in uniform is brief, a U.S. study finds.

"It was certainly intuitive as the wars went on and suicides went up for people to assume that deployment was the reason, but our data show that that is too simplistic; when you look at the total population, deployment is not associated with suicide," said lead author Mark Reger, of Joint Base Lewis...

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