Suicide

Suicide Rates Increasing for Young Veterans

44 percent rate increase for males under 30

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The young veterans suicide rate is increasing at an "astronomically" high level in a three-year period, while the older veterans have fallen slightly, Veterans Affairs officials say.

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs released data showing a 44 percent increase in suicides for male veterans under the age of 30, Stars and Stripes reported Thursday.