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New legislation seeks to provide staff, funding, research to help prevent veteran suicides
Posted on Mar 14 2019
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Reports on the Commander John Scott Hannon VA Mental Health Improvement Act of 2019 introduced in the Senate which aims to tackle the veteran suicide epidemic by boosting funding, mental health staff, alternative therapies and research at the VA. The bill, introduced by Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), was supported by NAMI and we lobbied for key components to be included and provided guidance by drafting sections of the legislation.