The pattern is relentless: young veteran, barely 30, over-medicated, and not only uncertain but grim about his future. He may still be married, but is likely divorced, possibly estranged from his children. His family frets over his physical and mental health, while taking careful note of his ups and his downs.
Then one day, he dies. The veteran may have taken his own life deliberately. In an increasing number of cases, however, he may have simply gone to sleep and never woken up following a fatal reaction to one of the drugs or cocktails of pills he was prescribed by military doctors.
49,000 veterans (all wars) killed themselves from 2005 to 2011—more than double the rate of the civilian population.
VLA comment: Though all are affected and are degraded by the over aggressive drug prescriptions given to our soldiers, read why some commit suicide, some die in their sleep and some don’t. Go to link…