Lost Nomad noted:
In an attempt to prevent suicides among the military, guards in rear areas will be issued rubber bullets instead of real ones.
And further noted that this doesn’t address the causes of the suicides. From what older students have told me of what they had to endure while doing their mandatory service, there’s a lot of crap like hazing and abuse by superiors that could drive some people to the ultimate attempt to escape.
Unfortunately, as one commenter noted, rubber bullets can be quite damaging at close range, so I’m not sure what this will achieve. More soldiers in comas, fewer in morgue?