Year: 2009 Source: Psychiatry, v.6, no.4, (April 2009), p.16 SIEC No: 20090937

In this letter to the editor, the author discusses what he believes are factors, other than combat, related to the increase in suicide among American soldiers. The factors he mentions are the loss of control of self & individuality. However, he suggests the current emphasis on the recognition of depression & suicide ideation should help to reduce the incidence of suicide.