Army Suicides Hit Record Number In June

09/15/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Jim Miklaszewski

The U.S. Army on Thursday reported a record number of suicides in a single month among active duty, Guard and Reserve troops, despite an aggressive program of counseling, training and education aimed at suicide prevention.

Suicides for the first half of the year are up 12 percent over 2009. In June, 32 soldiers are believed to have committed suicide, including 21 on active duty.