Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Navy Suicide Data Shows Higher Rate Than When They Did Nothing

In a few days the Navy Turns 241 but there are a lot of Sailors who will not see their next birthday.

As of October 6, 2016 there have been 38 Active Duty Sailors and 7 Reservists who committed suicide this year. 

Think about that for a second. Think about all the years of prevention training and talking that has been done, then add in the billions that have been spent to address the fact that they are killing themselves. 

Pissed off yet? Ok then, factor in something else. The percentage is more than it was before all this was done. As the chart shows in 2006 the rate was 9.1 and by the end of 2015 the rate was 13.1. The highest rate was in 2012 with 18.1.

This is for the Reservists
In 2006 it was 13 and in 2015 it was 14 with the highest number of 15 in 2014.

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