According to the Pentagon’s new suicide report, suicides in the US Army’s active-duty forces have risen 46 percent in the last quarter.

Iran PressAmerica: In the second quarter of 2021, 60 active-duty US Army personnel lost their lives by suicide compared to 41 in the previous year.

Additionally, the number of US military personnel who died by suicide in Q2 of 2021 was 139 compared to 130 in the same period last year.

Comparatively, the total number of military personnel killed by coronavirus since the onset of the epidemic stands at 67.

According to statistics, there were 580 suicides last year compared to 504 the previous year. Of those, the number of suicides by Army National Guard troops increased by 35%, from 76 in 2019 to 103 last year, and the active-duty army saw an increase of nearly 20%. Marine Corps suicides increased from 47% to 62% to over 30%; The Marine Corps reserve rose from nine deaths to 10.

This summer, a research paper concluded that an astounding 30,177 Americans were active Military It is estimated that staff and veterans involved in the post-9/11 wars have died by suicide — at least four times more than the 7,057 service members killed in the war.

The US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stated that the findings are appalling, adding that suicide rates are still high among US service members and military families, and trends are not heading in the right direction. 219