Soldiers Committing Suicide: Is Fighting For Your Country Worth It?

October 5, 2015

One of the disadvantages of being a war veteran in the military are the traumatizing effects it leaves on many soldiers.

Although Stanley Gibson, a 43-year-old disabled war veteran was a survivor, his side-effects cost him his life. Gibson was recently gunned down by police when his anti-anxiety medication and paranoia kicked in (read more).

In 2010, 468 US troops committed suicide which surpassed the 462 US troops that were killed in combat that year. The number of troops committing suicide has been on the rise and many blame it on soldiers feeling detached from reality.

Matthis Chiroux, war veteran and anti-war activist, recently sat down with RT News anchors to help analyze why these numbers are on the rise.