|Fifty-yard stare. V.A. won't provide a diagnosis. "What's the use?" wonders Pfc. Simpson.|
Suicide among service members and veterans challenges the health of America’s all "volunteer" force.
- Killing is bad karma, and suicide is killing
- What do the Buddhist precepts say about killing?
US military suicides in 2012 at record high (BBC)
- US military suicide rate hits one per day (2012)
Suicide in the US military has sharply increased this year, hitting a rate of almost one death per day... As of June 3rd, 2012 active-duty suicides reached 154, compared with 130 in the same period last year, the Pentagon confirmed... The number far exceeds US combat deaths for the same period.
|He killed himself to kill us, so I'll go kill myself. Makes sense. Or does it?|
|I didn't join to be raped; I joined to kill (SH)|
|Feeling stressed? Why not join the police and beat, rape, and punish Americans? (CP)|
|I can't take this... I don't want to kill. Weakling! Shape up; you're not shipping out! (scoop.it)|
|Sometimes big boys cry (slate.com)|