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Suicides up in May, Army reports

Jul. 18, 2013 - 06:00AM   |  
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As many as 12 active-duty soldiers committed suicide in May, the Army announced July 18.

The deaths are all still under investigation.

The total in May is higher than the number of suicides reported in April 11 active-duty soldiers are believed to have committed suicide that month. Of the 11 deaths, five have been confirmed as suicides and the rest are still under investigation.

Among Reserve component soldiers who were not on active duty, the Army reported 10 suspected suicides. Eight soldiers were from the Army National Guard and two from the Army Reserve.

All 10 deaths are still under investigation. The number of deaths in May among this population of soldiers is lower than the reported suicides in April. Seventeen soldiers 14 from the Guard and three from the Reserve are suspected of committing suicide in April. Of those 17 deaths, all are still under investigation.

So far this year, there have been 64 suspected suicides among active-duty soldiers and 70 among Reserve troops who were not on active duty.

Of the active-duty deaths, 31 have been confirmed as suicides and 33 are still under investigation.

Among the troops who were not on active duty, 22 deaths have been confirmed as suicides and 48 remain under investigation.

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