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VA looks for answers on veterans suicide rate

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ALEXANDRIA — Twenty-two veterans die by suicide every day in the U.S., and taking into consideration the total U.S. population (315 million) and the number of veterans (22 million), that percentage seems disproportionately high.

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Since 2001, per-day veteran suicides have remained between 18 and 22 nationally. In Minnesota, about 20 percent of people who die by suicide are veterans.

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