New report confirms veterans at greater risk of suicide

EW
By Elliot Williams
Updated October 8 2020 - 8:44pm, first published 2:00pm
Male veterans are 21 per cent more likely to die by suicide than the general population and female veterans are more than twice as likely. Picture: Defence Department

Male veterans are 21 per cent more likely to die by suicide than men generally and the rate of suicide among ex-serving women is twice as high as among women in general, a new report shows.

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Elliot Williams

Canberra Times journalist

I've been a reporter with The Canberra Times since 2017 and as a proud Canberran it's been an honour to tell the stories of my hometown. I'm currently reporting on the public service and examining the ins and outs of a very important part of our city. Email: elliot.williams@canberratimes.com.au