SaveSave story

The high risk of suicide among veterans

Male veterans have a 19% greater risk of suicide than their civilian counterparts, according to a VA report released this month that provides a groundbreaking look at veterans' suicide rates compared to civilians. The rate for male veterans age 18-29 has been increasing faster than any other age group among men and women since 2006.

Data: 'Suicide Among Veterans and Other Americans, 2001–2014'; Chart: Lazaro Gamio / Axios