Suicide Rate in Active Duty US Service Members Rises Significantly
The rate of suicide among active duty service members has increased significantly over the past five years, according to a Pentagon report released on Thursday.
The report comes after three U.S. sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush died by apparent suicide last week, incidents the Navy has said are separate and unrelated.
The Pentagon’s first annual suicide report said that the rate of suicide deaths among active duty service members was 24.8 per 100,000 service members, up from just under 20 per 100,000 in 2013. In 2018, 541 service members died by suicide, the report said, adding that the