Army ‘discouraged’ by record-high suicides

WASHINGTON — Thirty-two soldiers in the U.S. Army killed themselves in July, the highest number of suicides reported by the Army since it began releasing monthly suicide data two years ago.

The record high number comes despite a major push to prevent suicides in recent years, and the Army’s vice chief of staff called the July data “discouraging.”

“We absolutely recognize there is much work to be done,” Gen. Peter Chiarelli said in a statement.

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