“This has to stop,” said Donnelly. “Our fighting men and women bear an incredible burden on our behalf. I’m focused on doing everything I can to ensure that every servicemember and veteran has the resources they need and knows where to go if they need help.”
Donnelly has highlighted the issue repeatedly in Senate Armed Services Committee hearings and plans to make the mental health care of our military men and women a top priority while serving on the committee. To seek help, servicemembers, veterans, or anyone struggling with mental health issues can call 800-273-TALK (8255) 24 hours a day.
A fact sheet on the issue is available here.
Video of Senator Donnelly raising the issue of military and veteran suicides in the Senate Armed Services Committee:
Senator Hagel Confirmation Hearing (January 30, 2013)
Sequestration Hearing (February 21, 2013)
DoD Civilian Leadership Confirmation Hearing (February 28, 2013)
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