In the United States, one person dies by suicide every twelve minutes, making it the tenth leading cause of death in America, yet it is the second leading cause of death in the US military. Additionally, suicides have consistently been underreported and experts estimate the number may be 10-15% higher than what is on record.
Personal factors that lead people to thoughts of suicide include financial problems or divorce to military-specific factors such as deployment or transition issues. According to the CDC, most people who commit suicide do not have a known mental health condition. Whatever the struggle, it is important to know TRICARE has programs and treatment options available.
Working through your stressful situation is important and TRICARE is here to help you, whether you are just beginning to take steps or you are still seeking help and advice.Learn about TRICARE's behavioral health benefit