NEW – 2014 Report – Veteran Suicide Statistics
20 Veterans a Day Commit Suicide.
Active Heroes’ plan is working to reduce these numbers.
In 2012, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ study on veteran suicide concluded that 22 veterans a day take their own lives. Now a NEW report from 2014 shows the number reduced to 20 veterans a day thanks to national charities like Active Heroes.
That’s still one veteran suicide too many and 7300 veterans annually from all eras of war including WW2, Korean, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. That’s more suicides annually than the total American deaths during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) since the wars began. This is a shocking number that many find hard to believe.
Veterans are committing suicide in these high numbers attributed to triggering points:
- Survivor’s guilt
- Self-blame for mission failure
- Impaired thinking caused by alcohol or substance abuse
- An Altered worldview due to post-traumatic stress
- Traumatic brain injury.
But what can be done to help reduce these numbers?
Active Heroes has a plan that’s already in action! We have national activities and locations that are geared towards reducing post traumatic stress. We are building a unique Military Family Retreat Center that will support veterans and their families from every state with unique programs and healing areas!
With your help we can do more!