Every day, 22 veterans commit suicide. That number is sadly familiar. It has become a symbol of the cost of war that extends beyond the battlefield. But no one is tracking war’s impact on another group: military spouses, siblings and parents.
Their suicides go uncounted.
The dozens of military family members I interviewed over the past year – many of whom have attempted suicide, contemplated it or had loved ones who killed themselves — said the cumulative trauma of 12 years of war has left them wrung out and desperate.
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