WASHINGTON _ Last month 18 soldiers committed suicide, the Army reported today. That brings the total for 2011 to 59 soldiers.
Among the March suicides, seven soldiers were active duty and 11 were reserve. All were male.
The Army has significantly ramped up its suicide awareness campaign and training, as well as efforts to reduce the stigma associated with psychological struggles, but the number of suicides hasn't abated. Last year 301 soldiers took their own lives.