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Serious I know it is an issue but this big? We are talking about a suicide almost every hour...




Older article: http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2016/07/07/va-suicide-20-daily-research/86788332/






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because the government does not care



After people get fucked up that bad it's hard to undo the damage.
Either by their own choice or because propaganda, once a person go there and live what they live they'll likely just never be the same anymore, no matter what help others try to give.
Stop sending people to fight needless conflics is the best help they can give.



because the government does not care



Because they try to paint joining the military as some patriotic, fulfilling thing to do. If they said upfront how many suicides there were, morale would be lower.



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VGPolyglot said:
Because they try to paint joining the military as some patriotic, fulfilling thing to do. If they said upfront how many suicides there were, morale would be lower.

But even foreigners know the veteran suicide issue, it was only shocking to me to see the numbers. I find it difficult to believe that people don't know about this issue when they join?






1. People have become softer because society condemns any violence even when it's justified. We've become so sensitive to it that a lot of people have trouble coping with carrying it out. Testing to see if a person mentally able to handle it before putting them into a combat role would be the easiest way around the oversensitive people.

2. Lack of proper healthcare for vets.

Btw, obama tried to do away with vets' healthcare but people got mad at him so he downgraded the military's healthcare instead.



Certain problems with society, if you expose or bring attention to would crash entire industries and have a profound effect on the economy or the country (for instance, what if it was revealed that the radio signals given off by towers and picked up by your phone caused cancer to humans who were more consistently exposed?) Think the butterfly affect.


Now - most people don't have the slightest clue that veteran suicide is a huge problem. I know I didn't until reading this OP. If Va suicide is kept quiet and the facts aren't made common knowledge, you can continue to borderline draft kids out of high school that wont take the time to consider how fucked up killing someone can make you. If VA suicide was more transparent, military enrollment would plummet as people collectively stood back and said "this isn't what I want my future to look like".

So this is probably deemed not a problem until it becomes a widely reported on problem.



konnichiwa said:
VGPolyglot said:
Because they try to paint joining the military as some patriotic, fulfilling thing to do. If they said upfront how many suicides there were, morale would be lower.

But even foreigners know the veteran suicide issue, it was only shocking to me to see the numbers. I find it difficult to believe that people don't know about this issue when they join?

Actually, I think a lot of people don't really consider it when they join.



That number is very hard to believe



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