Defence veterans rate of depression, drug addiction and suicide abnormally high

More than 400 serving, ex-serving and reserve defence Australians have taken their own lives over a 16 year period, averaging out at one death every two weeks.

The grim statistics are part of a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released on Friday into the wellbeing of serving and former Australian Defence Force members.

  • Kelly Burke
  • 7news

The study found that Australia’s defence veterans are taking their own lives at much higher rates than …

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