The rate is still lower than that of the general population. The highest rate is in the over 60 demographic for both vets and non vets and is often a function of illness, sometimes terminal illness.
The media however, wants to portray vets as deranged and dangerous potential killers of themselves and others.
Some happen to be veterans. But if you compare the numbers of suicides in general versus those who happen to be vets, THEN we can have a discussion.
And again, suicides are much more likely among white men. Vets or not.
It happens, but I don't see a lot of black females comitting suicide.