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The Contagion Effect: Is the media fueling military suicides? | By Rosa Brooks, Foreign Policy

Earlier this month, the Associated Press reported a grim statistic: the number of military suicides rose to 349 in 2012, with suicides substantially exceeding the number of combat deaths. The military suicide rate has gone up greatly over the last decade: in the Army, the suicide rate is now roughly 30 per 100,000, almost triple the rate of suicide in the population as a whole.

… Is it possible that many of our well-intentioned efforts to prevent suicides in the military are actually having the opposite effect?

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