Veterans who considered suicide before and after joining the military U.S. 2014-2018

This graph shows the percentage of veterans who considered taking their own lives before and after joining the military in the U.S. from 2014 to 2018. In 2018, it was found that 9 percent of respondents had considered suicide before joining the military whereas 43 percent had considered suicide after joining the military.

Percentage of veterans who considered taking their own lives before and after joining the military in the U.S. from 2014 to 2018*

Prior to joining militarySince joining military
20146%31%
20156%40%
20175%37%
20189%43%
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Sources

Release date

January 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Figures for 2014, 2015 and 2017 were taken from the previous year's report.

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