Suicide rate among defence veterans far higher than for those currently serving

The Guardian, 30 March 2017
Author: Gareth Hutchens
“The rate of suicide among current serving Australian defence force (ADF) members is much lower than the general population, but higher for those who have left the force, particularly if under 30 years of age. The National Mental Health Commission says the reason for this phenomenon needs to be better understood, requiring further investigation. The Commission says more needs to be done to ensure suicide and self-harm is prevented among current and former ADF personnel.”
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