Military suicide rate ‘a national shame’ as 41 take own lives since start of 2016 | Australia news | The Guardian

A special investigation has found that 41 military personnel and veterans have taken their own lives this year, the same as the number of Australians who were killed in Afghanistan during 13 years of war.Grieving families of those lost say they might still be alive today if they had received adequate support from the Australian defence force and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, News Corps’ investigative report says.It says a high number of Australian soldiers return from war zones depressed, anxious and in despair but unable to find help.Former Australian soldier pardoned after serving seven years in Afghan jail Read moreFamilies who lost loved ones have spoken out in the report to highlight the plight of military men and women at risk.

Source: Military suicide rate ‘a national shame’ as 41 take own lives since start of 2016 | Australia news | The Guardian

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