You risk your mental well-being and enhance your chances of committing suicide when you become a combat soldier in the U.S. armed forces. Every 36 hours, a member of the U.S. armed forces commits suicide. The rate of suicide is 20 times that of civilians. How much mental disturbance is created among those who do not commit suicide? How much is created among family members and friends?
According to a new report by CNAS, between 2005 to 2010, a U.S. service member took his or her own life every 36 hours.