Mental Illnesses Treatment Support & Programs NAMI Advocacy Find Your Local NAMI NAMIWalks
 | Print this page | 

U.S. Army Suicide Report

August 20, 2007

The U.S. Army released its 2006 Suicide Event Report (ASER) on August 16.

The Wall Street Journal  (opens in a new window, free one time registration may be required) notes that the 2006 figures represent the highest suicide rate in 26 years for the Army.

The article suggests that strains on personal relationships, finances, length of deployment and stresses of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan may be factors in the increase.

Some surveys of American troops have shown that 20% of American soldiers exhibit signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Officials also report that 35% of soldiers are seeking some form of mental health treatment after their return home.

Copyright Date: 08/20/2007

Post a Comment, Share on Facebook

 | Print this page | 


Support NAMI to help millions of Americans who face mental illness every day.

Donate today

Speak Out

Inspire others with your message of hope. Show others they are not alone.

Share your story

Get Involved

Become an advocate. Register on to keep up with NAMI news and events.

Join NAMI Today
  • Follow NAMI
  • Contact Us
    • NAMI
    • 3803 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 100
    • Arlington, Va 22203
    • Main: (703) 524-7600
    • Fax: (703) 524-9094
    • Member Services: (888) 999-6264
    • Helpline: (800) 950-6264