The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Public Health has created an infograph to highlight the findings of a recent study of veterans.
Among deployed and non-deployed veterans who served during the Iraq or Afghanistan wars between 2001 and 2007, the rate of suicide was greatest the first three years after leaving service, according to the study. Compared to the U.S. population, both deployed and non-deployed veterans had a higher risk of suicide, but a lower risk of death from other causes combined. Deployed veterans also had a lower risk of suicide compared to non-deployed veterans.
View the infographic HERE