- Jan 12, 2011
- AFL Club
The RSL (yes they have a vested interest) say the Suicide rate for Vets is 50% higher than for the general populationVery problematic - we have since found out that dva has no proper method of measuring ex defence members suiciding.
their stats are for sh*t - about two years ago we noticed that suicides that were reported amongst vet groups werent making it to official government stats.
we were going to funerals and they had no idea that a vet had passed.
its not like we all have a tattoo or anything identifying us as such and a lot slipped through the cracks