Veteran Suicide Rates at All Time High

As suicide numbers for the military set a record high in 2012, Crime Clean of Texas also saw suicide rates increase by 15% in same period.

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(PRWEB) March 01, 2013

According to a recent article in the San Antonio Express, military suicides were at a record high in 2012, 516 in total across all branches. Army suicides make up two-thirds of all with a total of 325 in 2012. Crime Clean of Texas, a death and suicide cleanup service based in San Antonio, has also seen a 15% increase of suicides for that same period of time, and more specifically they have seen a continuing climb in suicides involving Veterans, active duty military and civilians over the past 18 months.

The majority of suicides Crime Clean of Texas sees involve substance abuse and/or relationship problems. In the same San Antonio Express article, reasons for suicides include deployment time, relationship problems, substance abuse and money. Fort Hood has suffered largest number of suicides with 129 since 2003, which includes 19 in 2012. In a February 1 Reuters article, the US Military acknowledged that suicide rates outpaced combat deaths.

With these numbers coming in at such high rates, the military is going to begin more actively increasing their outreach programs to lessen the stigma associated with getting help for issues related to PTSD, as soldiers are less likely to report issues for fear of looking weak. According to a February 2 article on CNN.com, the Army has already expanded their Strong Bonds program, a family bonds program to help strengthen familial relationships, and devised other programs to raise suicide awareness.

Crime Clean of Texas understands the difficult and traumatic process of cleaning up suicides and other unattended deaths. Their caring and professional staff is trained to meet the needs of the grieving family members they serve. Their top priority is to restore the area to a non-hazardous site in a respectful and non-intrusive manner. Each of their technicians are trained and experienced with helping families with the loss of a loved one.

About the company:

Crime Clean of Texas provides discrete crime, death and suicide clean-up services. Understanding that customers are going through a very traumatic time, Crime Clean will do everything possible to ease the process. Their highly trained technicians are compassionate and understanding, and have been caring for grieving families and their properties since 1995. The technicians responding to calls are among the most experienced Hazardous Materials Certified/Bio-Hazard Specialists in the field today. All Crime Clean of Texas technicians are drug and background checked, and will arrive in unmarked, fully equipped Commercial vehicles, fully prepared to help with anything you need. Crime Clean is bonded, fully insured, and Better Business Bureau accredited with an A+ rating.

For services in San Antonio call (210) 723-4892. Crime Clean also serves Austin ((512) 669-2999) and south-central Texas. As more than just crime scene cleaners, Crime Clean offers a wide range of crime and trauma scene cleanup services, including biohazard clean-up, blood clean-up, suicide clean-up, unattended death clean-up. For a complete listing of their services and more information, please go to: http://www.crimecleanoftexas.com


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