The VA Has Named September National Suicide Prevention Month
The numbers are sketchy, but according to various reports, it is said that about 22 vets take their own lives everyday.
I know this number hits close to home with some of those from my old unit.
Now, I am no mathematician but if you crunch those numbers we are well over 5,000 suicides for the year (I Think).
Being a Vet myself and living in a city with a huge military and veteran presence I feel it important to address a topic like this, not to be a downer but to tell fellow vets and their families that there are many people and organizations who can help.
Here are just a few,
http://veteranscrisisline.net/, http://www.suicide.org/hotlines/texas-suicide-hotlines.html, http://www.elpaso.va.gov/contact/
Like I said these are just a few of the sites one could use, and currently there is a campaign addressing this issue called #22Kill
Here is a video from Five Finger Death Punch, who are some of the biggest supporters of the Military and Veterans.