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Australia Aussie soldiers face suicide and drug addiction struggle, study warns

00:15  29 november  2019
00:15  29 november  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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The death rate for ex-serving men between 2002 and 2017 was 18 per cent higher than Australian men, according to Australian Institute of Health and Welfare figures released on Friday.

The rate of ex-serving women taking their own lives was two times higher than civilian women.

From 2001 to 2017, there were 419 such deaths amongst serving, ex-serving and reserve defence personnel across all branches.

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The study found that soldiers who attempted suicide were more likely to have had at least one outpatient clinic visit in the two months before their attempted suicide , and those with eight or more visits were three to five times more likely to attempt suicide . Interestingly, combat injury was

Of those, 21 were women, and 55 per cent involved ex-serving personnel.

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The trend was also impacting younger veterans, with ex-serving under-30-year-olds taking their lives at higher rates than men in the general population at the same age from 2007 to 2017.

But when it came to ex-serving men over 30, the rate started to match that of the general population.

There have been calls for a royal commission into such deaths, with Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith calling for the heads of defence's top brass.

Defence insiders say there's a schism between the younger and older veterans on the need for a royal commission, with the younger generation more in favour.

The research also found veterans were more likely to be prescribed antidepressants and opioids than civilians, but less likely to be prescribed medication for cardiovascular issues.

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Data showed 20 per cent of veterans were dispensed antidepressants, compared to 15 per cent of Australians.

Likewise, 17 per cent of veterans have dispensed opioids, compared to 15 per cent of the general population.

The institute said veterans who were women, younger and less experienced were more likely to use homelessness services.

But it also found the rate of homelessness amongst veterans from 2011 to 2017 was lower than that of the general population.

Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800.

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