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DoD Releases 2013 Fourth-quarter Suicide Information

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WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 — Defense Department officials today released suicide information from the fourth quarter of 2013.

The Quarterly Suicide Report, or QSR, summarizes suicide counts and annual rates for the active component, reserves, and National Guard, officials said.

The report shows calendar year 2013 quarterly suicide counts, annual suicide counts and annual suicide rates for each of the services. It also reports 2012 annual counts and rates as published in the department's annual report for 2012.

“The Department of Defense considers one loss to suicide too many, and will continue to do everything possible to prevent suicide in our military,” a Pentagon news release announcing the report said. “The QSR is intended to communicate the department's suicide data on a routine and frequent basis.”

A breakdown of 2013 suicide counts by quarter and resources for service members and their families who may be facing challenges is available at the QSR website, officials said.