Veteran depression, suicide

According to a new study from the University of Colorado, military veterans who suffered a traumatic brain injury face a higher risk of suicide.

Researchers looked at the medical records of more than 1.4 million veterans and found those with a moderate or severe brain injury were more than twice as likely to die by suicide than those without a history of head injury.

Experts say they hope these findings will help prevent future suicide deaths among military personnel.

The study was published in The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.

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