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A Tragedy: U.S. Navy Suicides Hit A Record High In 2018
« on: January 30, 2019, 07:19:48 AM »

January 29, 2019

A Tragedy: U.S. Navy Suicides Hit A Record High In 2018

Of the active-duty sailors who killed themselves, 31 were on shore duty, 19 were assigned to ships, and the remaining 18 were on sea duty but not necessarily embarked on ships or deployed at the time, according to the Chief of Naval Personnel's office.

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The Navy –  like its fellow sea service the Marine Corps  – saw active-duty suicides hit a new high last year, according to Navy Personnel Command.

A total of 68 active-duty sailors and 11 sailors in the Navy Reserve took their own lives in 2018,  data on NPC's website shows.  That is the highest number of active-duty suicides in the data, which goes back to 2006, while the number of Reserve sailors who killed themselves remains stubbornly high.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/tragedy-us-navy-suicides-hit-record-high-2018-42792
“A society does not ever die ‘from natural causes’, but always dies from suicide or murder – and nearly always from the former….”
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