Female military veteran suicide rate is six times greater than other women

June 8, 2015 by Alan Zarembo

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-female-veteran-suicide-20150608-story.html#page=1

Suicide expert, Dr. Mathew Miller, says, “We have to come to come to grips with why they are so obscenely high.” The report’s author, VA epidemiologist Claire Hoffmire, suggested that these suicide rates may have more to do with who chooses to join the military than what happens during their service.

Editorial Comment

As women make up a growing number of our military forces, it becomes imperative that we understand not only issues existing before they enlist, but also conditions imposed upon them during and after their service.