A new study looks at veterans most at risk for suicide attempts. The study looks at a large group of veterans and active servicemembers to help determine timing and other factors that put them at higher risk and ways to help combat the problem. The authors found some surprising results, including the fact that enlisted soldiers who had never been deployed accounted for 61.1 percent of the enlisted soldiers who attempted suicide. The study examined data from 163,178 enlisted soldiers. Of those, 9,650 had attempted suicide during the study period between 2004 to 2009. An abstract of the study is available on the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry website.
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