According to VA's June 2018 National Veteran Suicide Data Report which looks at data from 2005 to 2015, "22 veterans, active duty and reserve members take their life every day, the highest being veterans at 16.8. That amounts to 6,132 veterans and 1,387 servicemembers who died by suicide in one year."
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