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The Navy Has Begun to Look Into the Service's High Rate of Suicide


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The Navy is trying to learn why it has high suicide rates. One answer may lie with the practice of putting sailors together on limited duty, which can exacerbate feelings of hopelessness and despair. The Navy continues to search for underlying causes behind the service's high rate of suicide. Advocates point to clusters of sailors on limited duty, saying it fuels hopelessness and actually leads to devastating consequences. Steve Walsh with WHRO in Norfolk sends us this report.

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