In this Sept. 29, 2009 file photo, U.S. Marines fill out research consent forms before taking psychological tests at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif. in a program testing hundreds of Marines and soldiers before they ship out to search for clues that might help predict who is most susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Advocates Argue Army Discouraging Soldiers Seeking Mental Health Help As Military Looks To Criminalize Suicide

(MintPress) – It’s not known why the U.S. military decided to criminalize suicide, but the decision is likely a combined effort to lessen suicide rates among active-duty military members and a strategy to save the military’s reputation from being tarnished. Last year, some 301 known military suicides accounted for 20 percent of U.S. military deaths. From 2001 to August […]