Soldiers and suicide is very common. Every day about 22 Veterans and 1 Active Duty Soldier take their own lives. Most soldiers had a mental health issue but there is also the military “shame” surrounding PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), they instead turn to suicide as their only option to relieve suffering. About a third of soldiers who attempted suicide are associated with mental disorders; that had developed before they joined the Army. However, what I found to be interesting is that women who are in the military are still at a lower risk of suicide than men.