women veterans are killing themselves

WOMEN VETERANS COMMIT SUICIDE SIX TIMES MORE THAN WOMEN WITHOUT MILITARY SERVICE

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 8, 2015 (Washington D.C.) – A new study by the Veterans’ Administration reveals that women veterans are killing themselves nearly six times more often than women who never served in the military.  The carnage is even higher among young veterans: women ages 18-29 have a suicide rate 12 times higher than nonveterans.