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Animal Instincts Help Our Veterans
Seventy-two minutes. Every 72 minutes. Like clockwork, day in and day out. Every day, a veteran of the United States military takes his or her own life at an average rate of one every 72 minutes. Veterans make up only nine percent of the total United States population — yet somehow account for over 18 percent of all suicides in America. In 2014 alone, over 7,400 veterans committed suicide. Since 2001, the United States military has suffered over 6,920 combat fatalities. Now let’s consider these numbers, side by side. Every year, the number of veterans dying by their own hands...
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