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Army releases June 2013 suicide information

USArmyWASHINGTON – The Army released suicide data today for the month of June 2013.  During June, among active-duty soldiers, there were 14 potential suicides:  four have been confirmed as suicides and 10 remain under investigation.  For May 2013, the Army reported 12 potential suicides among active-duty soldiers:  two have been confirmed as suicides and 10 are under investigation.  For CY 2013, there have been 77 potential active-duty suicides:  42 have been confirmed as suicides and 35 remain under investigation.  Updated active-duty suicide numbers for CY 2012:  185 (166 have been confirmed as suicides and 19 remain under investigation).

During June 2013, among reserve component soldiers who were not on active duty, there were eight potential suicides (four Army National Guard and four Army Reserve):  none have been confirmed as suicides and eight remain under investigation.  For May 2013, among that same group, the Army reported 10 potential suicides; however, subsequent to the report, four more cases were added bringing May’s total to 14 (11 Army National Guard and three Army Reserve):  two have been confirmed as a suicide and 12 cases remain under investigation.  For CY 2013, there have been 81 potential not on active duty suicides (51 Army National Guard and 30 Army Reserve):  40 have been confirmed as suicides and 41 remain under investigation.  Updated not on active duty suicide numbers for CY 2012:  140 (93 Army National Guard and 47 Army Reserve):  138 have been confirmed as suicides and two remain under investigation.

Soldiers and families in need of crisis assistance can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  Trained consultants are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and can be contacted by dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or by visiting their website at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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