Aug 07 2017

ADF Veterans Suicides

Subject:                      ADF Veteran’ Suicide                                                                      2017 Tally:     56

                                      The running tally                                     Jan 2001 thru 31 July 2017 Total:  459

Date:                           31 July (Monday) 2017                           AIHW: 325.  2016: 78 + 2017 56 = 459

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31 July 2017 – Note: An Increase of 10 over July 

MONDAY 31 JULY 2017:   ADF Veteran Suicide  No 56  for  2017

Update for 31 July 2017 we now stand this year at 56 Suicides.

Hi everyone in regards to the Suicide Register that The Warriors Return Inc have been researching, maintaining, and updating religiously over the last 5 years. And have only just released some graphs and stats.

 

 

The information is only as good as what is given to us we do check with multiple sources to confirm prior to entering it into the register.

At no stage will the names be released unless authorized by the next of kin, but hiding it by saying died suddenly or unexpectedly or not releasing any information is not going to change the reason or stop it happening in the future to another Defence, Emergency Services Member or Veterans.

They only way things are going to change for future generations is by us making a stand now and the only way we are going to do this is by talking about Suicide, and not hiding it or being ashamed that your Brother, Sister , Mother, Father, Son or Daughter has taken their life.  This Register that is being maintained by The Warriors Return’s will be Up Dated on the last day of the month every month without fail and we will force change onto the various Departments.

We will pressure them (DVA, DOD) to change their processes on how they deal with Veterans and First Responders make them accountable for avoidable deaths of our brothers and sisters.

If you know someone that has taken their life let us know so that we can update the register and honour them.  All information will be used in the strictest of confidence.

https://www.facebook.com/TheWarriorsReturn/?ref=py_c

 

 

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