"Honestly, we don't know what's going on or we would solve it," said Maj. Tammy Spicer, a Missouri Guard spokeswoman.Even more mysterious (and depressing) is the fact that the problem isn't just isolated to Missouri National Guard. The Star reports that last month a total of 32 Army service men and women committed suicide. Seven of the deaths occurred in Iraq and Afghanistan and eleven were National Guard or Army reserve.
"We have 11,800 members and six took their lives. It is not a soldier in a uniform in an armory committing suicide. It is someone on off-duty status in their community with their family nearby that's making that choice," she said. "We need help in this battle."
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