Home of the 268th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht) - in which two of my uncles served and died
Makes me think about earlier wars - did that many think about suicide or commit it after WW2???? I am not aware of such high rates among "our" WW2-veterans in Germany after WW2. Would be an interesting subject to investigate.
Well at least you guys want to talk about it, as the attitude before here was pretty backwards about treatment.
Face it, war is one of the most extraordainary experiences a human can go through, you all experienced different things and got fvcked up in different ways.
Just because someone of you had a harder time (in who knows WTF situation) than others doesn't mean he can be called on it.
This topic come up every now and then. When Bush was president, it was a big deal that those serving was committing suicide and it sounded like this was above the norm. Actually, as horrible as the % was, it was still below the same rate for civilians of the same age/*** category.
Not just vets, but everyone else. Something like 83 people in the US/day commits suicide. I think the political disgusting part of this, is that it mostly comes up to blast the current administration/gov/elected officials, other wise not much is said. Vets are not the only group that needs preventative programs.