The number of Army suicides in June 2010 was the highest number in a single month since the Vietnam era. Thirty-two troops are believed to have committed suicide. Of those, 21 were on active duty, seven were serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, and eleven were not on active-duty. See: the Department of Defense said.
Last year, a record-breaking 245 soldiers committed suicide. The Army seems on track to surpass that number this year, as 145 soldiers have taken their lives in the first half of 2010. These statistics do not include the number of veterans who end their own lives. That figure surged 26 percent from 2005 to 2007, according to the Veterans Affairs Department.