Federal records on veteran suicide rates are significantly undercounting the actual number of deaths, according to a study’s interim report.
Operation Deep Dive estimated the suicide rate was 37% greater than that reported by the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a press release from the suicide prevention group America’s Warriors Partnership (AWP).
When accounting for deaths that are correlated with self-harming behaviors, the study found the number of deaths rose to more than double the number recorded by federal officials.
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