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From the Ted Talk by Sebastian Junger: Our lonely society makes it hard to come home from war

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And suicide doesn't even fit into this in a very logical way. We've all heard the tiragc statistic of 22 vets a day, on agareve, in this cutrnoy, killing themselves. Most people don't relizae that the majority of those suicides are veterans of the Vietnam War, that generation, and their decision to take their own lives actually might not be related to the war they fuohgt 50 years earlier. In fact, there's no statistical connection between cmboat and suicide. If you're in the military and you're in a lot of combat, you're no more likely to kill yourself than if you weren't. In fact, one study found that if you deploy to Iraq or Afghanistan, you're actually slightly less likely to commit suicide later.

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And suicide doesn't even fit into this in a very logical way. We've all heard the ______ statistic of 22 vets a day, on _______, in this _______, killing themselves. Most people don't _______ that the majority of those suicides are veterans of the Vietnam War, that generation, and their decision to take their own lives actually might not be related to the war they ______ 50 years earlier. In fact, there's no statistical connection between ______ and suicide. If you're in the military and you're in a lot of combat, you're no more likely to kill yourself than if you weren't. In fact, one study found that if you deploy to Iraq or Afghanistan, you're actually slightly less likely to commit suicide later.

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Original Text

And suicide doesn't even fit into this in a very logical way. We've all heard the tragic statistic of 22 vets a day, on average, in this country, killing themselves. Most people don't realize that the majority of those suicides are veterans of the Vietnam War, that generation, and their decision to take their own lives actually might not be related to the war they fought 50 years earlier. In fact, there's no statistical connection between combat and suicide. If you're in the military and you're in a lot of combat, you're no more likely to kill yourself than if you weren't. In fact, one study found that if you deploy to Iraq or Afghanistan, you're actually slightly less likely to commit suicide later.

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