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  • Study: Married veterans face greater risk of suicide

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    WASHINGTON – Veterans who are married or in a live-in relationship have a higher risk of suicide than their single counterparts, according to a new study from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of Connecticut.

    Researchers reviewed survey responses from 772 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and found variations in suicide risk based on age, income, marital status and religious beliefs. Being married significantly increased the risk, researchers concluded.

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  • Utah couple's relentless pursuit to end veteran suicide: 'If it's not us — then who?'

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    SALT LAKE CITY — AnnaBelle Bryan knows the therapy is working when she hears the laugh.

    She hears it through the wall separating her office from her husband’s, and she almost always hears it during a veteran’s fifth or sixth session. She knows that in a few short weeks the person laughing will test negative for post-traumatic stress disorder.

    And she’s usually right.

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  • Study To Examine Suicide Risk Factors Among Veterans

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    In collaboration with America’s Warrior Partnership and The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, researchers from University of Alabama will conduct a 4-year, $2.9 million study to assess risk factors related to suicide, early mortality and self-harm among military veterans.

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