Veterans group says suicide rates among veterans is higher than what VA says

The America’s Warrior Partnership believes the number of veterans ‘ suicides is higher than the statistics reported by the Department of Veterans Affairs
.

Its report, Operation Deep Dive
, used state-provided death data and military records from eight states to evaluate the suicide rate and find trends to try to end veteran suicides altogether.

The group uncovered that the suicide rate among veterans from 2014 to 2018 was 37% higher than reported by the VA and that if the rate from the eight states they investigated was adjusted to represent a national rate, there were be an average of 24 veteran suicides daily, instead of the 2014-2018 average of 18 veteran suicides.


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