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.