by Jim Fausone, Veteran Attorney
The first large scale study of female veterans found that female veterans — age 18 to 34 — are three times as likely as their civilian peers to die by suicide. Veterans make up 20% of the people who commit suicide in the country. However veterans only make up 12 % of the population. Female veterans are particularly vulnerable and everyone needs to be aware of this crisis and respond accordingly. How will VA, VSOs and health care providers respond?
Read more at: http://www.npr.org/2010/12/04/131797071/study-female-vets-especially-vulnerable-to-suicide