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Wasted Life

Posted by
Chris Anderson (New york, United States) on 23 July 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

"Of the more than 30,000 suicides in this country each year, fully 20 percent of them are acts by veterans''

"It is estimated that the suicide rate among veterans from fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq is as high as four times the national average. The US Department of Veteran Affairs calculates that over 6,000 former service personnel commit suicide every year."

More US soldiers commit suicide when compared to armed conflict.

© Chris Anderson

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

A strong image in b/w mono..such a sad reality, those numbers are not small..thanks for sharing.
*welcome to AM3, also welcome and thanks for visiting my page.

23 Jul 2010 11:26am

@Anne: Thanks, yeah it sure is. Thanks for the welcome, and no problem at all :-).

Geneviève Caouette from Québec, Canada

"A picture is worth a thousand words". It is a very knowed sentece, which takes all its sense when we look at this shot. I like your "guts"!

23 Jul 2010 12:17pm

@Geneviève Caouette: Thanks, glad you liked the image, statement is very true.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

NO , please :)) ha ha Cool one .

23 Jul 2010 12:19pm

@MARIANA: Hmmm lol? Thanks.

Nubia from ORLANDO, United States

Another output always exists,but we must look for it!nice shot,show the pro. more than words.

23 Jul 2010 3:01pm

@Nubia: That it does, thanks :-)

Paradise from kerman, Iran

don't kill ur self!

23 Jul 2010 7:11pm

@Paradise: Its not me lol.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An impressive shot and an impressive news

24 Jul 2010 4:46am

@Calusarus: Thank you :-)

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

Really powerful shot, we don't have guns in the UK in general so your words and image are all the more poignant

26 Jul 2010 2:45pm

@CATCHLIGHT: Thanks. no guns in UK? Thats interesting.

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Yeah , it's a strong gutsy image with an important message.

3 Aug 2010 3:04am

@Larry Elkins: Thanks for the comment, Yeah can be taken wrong by some for sure.

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Love this image and I wish I had the gun to kill my computer today, looks like its going
fast, takes forever to scroll down even, that is when life sucks. Great image !~

19 Apr 2012 10:18pm