- Male veterans are twice as likely to die by suicide as male non-veterans
- On average 18 veterans commit suicide each day
- It means that every 80 minutes a veteran dies by suicide
- Roughly a third of US soldiers who took their own lives had never been deployed abroad
Two mothers whose sons committed suicide a week apart last month are campaigning to raise awareness of their suicide.
In the United States, suicides in the military have claimed more lives than the fighting.
Soldier Liam Smith suffers terrible mental trauma. He believes the Taliban are in his wardrobe. He's even tried to carve off his face.