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DoD: Family stressors increase risk of suicide for younger Soldiers

DoD: Family stressors increase risk of suicide for younger Soldiers

Soldiers between the ages of 17 and 24 have the highest rate of suicide in the Army, according to a 2012 Department of Defense Suicide Report. Of the 155 Army servicemember suicides reported by the Department of Defense in 2012, 61 percent were under the age of 30.
But why are younger Soldiers susceptible to suicide?
"Highly associated with suicide are relationship, financial and legal issues," said Jackie Garrick, acting director of the Defense Suicide...

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