Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly met with representatives from the Indiana chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to discuss ways to help prevent suicide in Indiana. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a report stating that suicide has now become the second-leading cause of death among 15- to 34-year-olds, and that the suicide rate in Indiana has risen 31.9% since 1999. Donnelly has been a leading voice in the Senate to improve mental health care and address the scourge of suicide. Those efforts have included authoring legislation that has been enacted to combat suicide among servicemembers and to help law enforcement agencies establish or enhance mental health services for their officers.
June 13th, 2018|Local News|