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Suicide is the Leading Cause of Death in Israeli Army

Suicide is the Leading Cause of Death in Israeli Army

by Kevin Caruso

July 15, 2004 -- Suicide is now the leading cause of death in the Israeli Army.

A report by the Rehabilitation Division in the Ministry of Defense of Israel indicates that 43 soldiers died by suicide in 2003, up from 31 in 2002.

This is the first time that suicide was the leading cause of death in the military.

The breakdown for the causes of death and the totals were as follows:

Cause of Death (2003) Deaths
Suicide 43
Illness 27
Traffic Accidents, not on duty    27
Traffic Accidents, on duty 10
Training exercises 9
Military Operations 4
Other 8

Senior security sources are looking into ways to reduce the number of suicides.

If you or someone you know is suicidal, please go to the Home Page of this website for immediate help.

Thank you.

I love you.

Take care,

Kevin Caruso

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