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    The military suicide rate doubled in July. That's one of our troops, almost every day.

    To come up with an answer, the Army recently gave 3 million dollars to a university of Indiana research center, and those researchers came back with this: Anti-Suicide Nasal Spray.

    Katie Drummond of The Daily reports researchers found a naturally occuring neurochemical called thyrotropin-releasing hormone, or TRH, that has euphoric, calming, anti-depressant effects. News of the nasal spray comes as a relief to some, who had to endure spinal taps for injections of the medicine.

    The Pentagon, which tracks military suicides, reported that troops have committed the act at an 18 percent increase over the same period last year. Now, more troops die by their own hands than by the hands of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

    The spray is only possible because of advances in "nanotechnology delivery systems." Researchers plan to run a full battery of trials over the next few years, and hopefully put the spray not only in the hands of soldiers, but civilians as well.

    The scientists say that applications go beyond anti-depression medications.


    Read more: Suicide Rates Double In July, Army Issues Nasal Spray - Business Insider

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    Those stats are so depressing. I really hope this helps. So sad.

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    Wonder if they've done studies about how these drugs interact with everything else they give them....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    Wonder if they've done studies about how these drugs interact with everything else they give them....

    The whole big picture of it scares me, I could start to go into conspiracy theories about this but, really, I do hope it helps. Ugh, the whole thing...just ugh.

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    Do these people get proper mental health care? I would think that would be way more effective...

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    Mme - I used to know an ex-para & he talked about all the pills they were fed; before going on duty/patrol, when they got back, some to help them sleep, etc. Plus all the anti-germ warfare stuff...
    Quote Originally Posted by Jezi View Post
    Do these people get proper mental health care? I would think that would be way more effective...
    Macho environment, fear of reprisals, etc. I doubt it's discussed, even if the services are there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    Mme - I used to know an ex-para & he talked about all the pills they were fed; before going on duty/patrol, when they got back, some to help them sleep, etc. Plus all the anti-germ warfare stuff...

    Macho environment, fear of reprisals, etc. I doubt it's discussed, even if the services are there.

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    Maybe there's pot in that nasal spray so they'll be too lazy and chill to take their own lives for a few hours.

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