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266 Active Duty Military, 209 Reserve Suicides in 2015
A U.S. service member wrote a simple message to us back in 2013, "Any and all packages and correspondence is welcome! Mail is one of our main morale boosters, no matter what it is!" In a small way, we hope our care packages are making a small difference for many of the American Soldiers, Sailor, Airmen and Marines serving in remote locations overseas.
Army Times (4/4/2016), "Reserve suicides up 23 percent - active-duty count remains steady":
"The Defense Department's fourth-quarter suicide report for 2015 said 266 active-duty service members committed suicide in 2015, down from 273 in 2014."
"The number of Reserve component members who died by suicide — including those from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps reserves as well as Air and Army National Guard troops — rose to 209 from a four-year low of 170 in 2014."
We also recognize the difficulties facing many Veterans. A Dallas nonprofit, Honor Courage Commitment, has a program #22KILL that emphasizes that an average of 22 Veterans are killed by suicide every day. Below is a Fox 4 News video on #22KILL and its activities to assist Veterans.