Over 150 members of the U.S. military took their own lives in the third quarter of 2021 which represents a greater total than the number of service members who have died from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
According to data released by the Pentagon, 163 service members committed suicide in Q3 of 2021 which broke down into 70 active service members, 56 reserve members, and 37 members of the National Guard.
Suicides among active members of the military dropped from Q2 to Q3 but suicides rose among reserve and National Guard members.
Nearly twice as many members of the U.S. military died of suicide from July to September than have died from the coronavirus during the entire pandemic.
As of January 8, 86 members of the military have died from the coronavirus.