Companion of the Sorrowful, our hearts ache for all the young war veterans who have committed suicide; may they rest in peace. Be with their loved ones; may they experience the healing balm you offer in response to all our troubles.
Fact: The Number of young veterans committing suicide jumped dramatically from 2009 to 2011. According to Veterans Affairs officials, 22 male veterans a day under 30 years of age take their own lives. There was an increase of 11% in the suicide rate of female veterans over the same time span. Overall, suicide rates for all veterans remain significantly above their civilian counterparts. (Stars and Stripes)