More Soldiers Dying from Suicide Than in Combat 04/22/2013


American Journal of Public Health reports, “Suicide has surpassed motor vehicle traffic crashes as the leading cause of injury mortality.”

Stars and Stripes publication reports, ”The Department of the Army also showed strains, with soldier suicides outnumbering combat-related deaths for the year. Through November this year, potentially 303 active-duty, Reserve and National Guard soldiers took their own lives. In Afghanistan 212 soldiers were killed as of Dec. 7. The trajectory for soldier suicides keeps getting worse.

The Sacramento Bee writes, “Although experts have long thought of midlife as a time of stability and emotionl contentment, baby boomers are proving to be an unfortunate exception.” In the traditionally lowest age group for suicide, 45-64, it soared about 30 percent in the decade ending in 2010. The 500,000 people who attempt suicide every year just cannot take it any longer.

Contrary to the claim of many religions, some suicides go to heaven. "For I am persuaded, that neither death … shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39). A Christian can have brain damage in an accident and commit suicide. This death will not separate him from the love of God.

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