Study: Guns At Home Raises Soldiers’ Suicide Risk

NEW YORK – A new study published in the Medical Journal Jama Network Open is suggesting a way to limit risk of suicide among soldiers.

Researcher suggest to limit their access to a loaded gun. The study found soldiers who died by suicide were more likely than their peers to own personal firearms.








Researchers note the odds of a suicide death was four times higher with a loaded gun kept at home or one carried in public.

The Departments of Defense and Human and Health Services funded the research. It’s a part of an effort to better understand suicide among service members.









More than 1,000 active duty U.S. Army soldiers have died by suicide since 2015.















Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WNY News Now mobile app on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

 

Have a news tip? Email newsdesk@WNYNewsNow.com, send us a message on Facebook, or Twitter.

WNY News Now encourages an open exchange of opinions and ideas on our stories, however, we ask everyone to follow our comment policy.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.