One U.S. Veteran Attempts Suicide Every 80 Minutes: Hidden tragedy Of Afghanistan And Iraq Wars

Staff Writer | Daily Mail | November 3, 2011

One U.S. veteran of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan attempts suicide every 80 minutes, according to new study.

In a staggering indictment on the lack of mental health programmes in the U.S. military, the report reveals 1,868 veterans made suicide attempts in 2009 alone.

Many veterans face dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, high employment and a loss of military camaraderie after returning from tours.

Dr Margaret C. Harrell and Nancy Berglass, who authored the Center for a New American Security Suicide report, said: 'America is losing its battle against suicide by veterans and service members.