Expert: Redeployment sparks many suicides

David Rudd, Texas Tech University professor and author 'Interpersonal Theory of Suicide,' said the more a person is exposed to violence or death, the more that person loses anxiety about death. This specifically applies to soldiers living in a war zone because the interaction with death makes it more probable that these people will kill themselves when they get depressed or anxious.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

The number of soldier suicides this year is most likely due to the redeployment of soldiers with psychiatric illnesses, a U.S. researcher says.

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