According to the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, "In early 2013, the official website of the United States Department of Defense announced the startling statistic that the number of military suicides in 2012 had far exceeded the total of those killed in battle - an average of nearly one a day. A month later came an even more sobering statistic from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: veteran suicide was running at 22 a day - about 8000 a year."
The U.S. Secretary of Defense has recognized this surge in suicides as an "epidemic." Some claim that combat-related stress is the main culprit, but 85 percent of military members who commit suicide have not seen combat, and 52 percent have never been deployed.
Prescription rates for psychiatric drugs have soared as well, correlating with military suicides. These drugs often have side effects which include increased aggression and suicidal thoughts, which "are reflected in similar uptrends in the rates of military domestic violence, child abuse and sex crimes, as well as self-harm."
The new documentary The Hidden Enemy: Inside Psychiatry's Covert Agenda examines the link between psychiatric drugs and the mental and emotional health of military members, and it exposes the secret collusion between the military and psychiatrists, as they seek to force themselves, and their dangerous, for-profit medication, into all facets of American life. Watch the video above to learn more.