DAYS, not weeks. Sorry for the error, typing in these little blue boxes has it’s challenges for we Bi-Focal and Proud of it Tea Partiers.
If 22 are dying by suicide every day, that is 8008 per year, a preposterous number. Whomever wrote the article you read must not have done any fact checking.
Just this week, CNN released an article (2/2/13) [Sorry, I cannot provide the URL cite since it did not accompany the article sent to me] stating there were 325 Army “confirmed or potential” suicides in 2012, “a record” number. There were 283 in 2011.
The number of “suicides” is 2012 is 106 more than all US Army deaths (219) and “total military deaths (313) in Afghanistan”.
The numbers I mention above are Army numbers only and do not include other service branches. Even so, I cannot imagine the numbers to increase by much.
Sadly, a single death like this is tragic.