Vermonters who served their country in the military are dying of suicide at a higher rate than elsewhere in the Northeast, VT Digger reports. Why is this happening more in Vermont, and what can be done about it?
"Data shows there were 25 veteran suicides in Vermont in 2016 — a rate of 56.8 per 100,000 people. That put the state’s rate 88.7% higher than the national rate. When compared to figures from other Northeastern states, including New England, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, Vermont’s veteran suicide rate is about 138% higher."
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