Monday, July 28, 2008

Bush War Colateral Damage: 22,000 Calls to Suicide Hot Line

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 22,000 veterans have sought help from a special suicide hot line in its first year, and 1,221 suicides have been averted, the government says.
According to a recent RAND Corp. study, roughly one in five soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan displays symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, putting them at a higher risk for suicide. Researchers at Portland State University found that male veterans are twice as likely to commit suicide than men who are not veterans.


I scoff at the righteous Republicans who boast that it is they who 'support the troops.' One has to wonder if the average citizen of this nation believe that bull. If they still do, then the propaganda committee of the GOP ought to get large bonuses this year.

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