Hagerstown, Md. (AP) - The Army is announcing a $17 million, three-year effort to learn why soldiers and veterans take their own lives.
The Army's Military Operational Medicine Research Program at
Suicide researchers at the two institutions will serve as co-directors of the Military Suicide Research Consortium.
The Pentagon has been trying to reverse rising suicide numbers. More than 1,100 servicemen and women killed themselves between 2005 and 2009.
In July, the Army announced a $50 million study of suicide and mental health involving about 500,000 service members and four other research institutions.