Suicide in the military

Study: Survivors of servicemembers who commit suicide should get full benefits

Suicide, now seen as a tragedy usually resulting from mental illness or despair, no longer automatically prevents families from receiving all benefits. But some suicides — by those of “sound mind” — are still determined to be misconduct, not “in the line of duty.”

DOD: Among services, Army had highest suicide rate in 2014

The military saw a slight increase in active-duty suicides in 2014, while the suicide rate among National Guard and reserve members saw a significant decrease from the previous year, according to the latest annual report on military suicides from the Pentagon.

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