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The rising toll of military and veteran suicides—350 active-duty troops and some 8,000 veterans last year—stems from the failure to fully address the underlying problems of stress and mental health disorders, suicide experts say.

But the immediate, crushing impact lands on the families. These survivors are stunned, blindsided by violence that seems to come without warning, and left alone to struggle with shame and guilt.

Read more at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/23/military-suicides-survivors_n_3955268.html?utm_hp_ref=politics&ir=Politics.

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