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There have been eight suspected suicides in the Canadian Forces since the beginning of the year but it’s unclear whether they represent a sustained pattern, says the military’s surgeon general.  In his testimony before the all-party House of Commons defence committee on , Brig.-Gen. Jean-Robert Bernier, Military Surgeon General, stated that depression, especially among male Forces members, is double that of the civilian population and represents a “major concern.” Roughly 7.8 per cent of the military reported episodes of depression prior to the Afghan war, but the numbers are being updated, he added.

Below is a link to an excellent and compelling article published by CBC News.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/depression-suicide-among-canadian-soldiers-concerns-military-surgeon-general-1.2603078

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