OTTAWA - Some facts about suicide in the Canadian Forces:
— In 2011, the year Canada completed its combat mission in Afghanistan, 22 soldiers committed suicide, says a Forces study from March 2013.
— In 2012, there were 13 suicides, the report said.
— The report dealt only with suicides among members of the regular forces, not reservists, even though many reservists fought in Afghanistan.
— The military says suicides among reservists are generally handled outside the military system.
— A 2011 study by Statistics Canada and the Defence Department found that among soldiers released from the military, the risk of suicide was about one and a half times higher than in the general male population.
— In the United States, 349 active and reserve soldiers killed themselves in 2012, up from 301 in 2011.