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The US military now believes it has a solution for soldiers who are feeling like suicide. An anti-suicidal nasal spray that delivers antidepressant chemicals to the brain is being developed by a scientist at the Indiana University School of medicine.
Fox News reports: The U.S. Army will be awarding a research grant to associate professor of anatomy and cell biology and of neurobiology Michael Kubek.
The neruochemical TRH which is a thyrotropin-releasing hormone is believed to balance out the brain during times of depression, and suicidal thoughts.
The research grant comes after the Army lost 38 of its soldiers to suspected suicide in July, setting a record high. So far in 2012, the Army has confirmed 66 active duty suicides and is investigating 50 more, making a total of 116 cases.
Currently more Army personnel are dying from suicide than from combat.
US Army to spend $3 million on anti-suicide nasal Spray.