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Suicide prevention is a frequent topic of conversation within the ranks of the 82nd Airborne, says the division's commander, and the periods of isolation during the pandemic have been a major factor.
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Military suicides have increased by as much as 20% this year compared to the same period in 2019, and some incidents of violent behavior have spiked as service members struggle under COVID-19, war-zone deployments, national disasters and civil unrest.
By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press and Robert Burns, The Associated Press