Bost speaks on veterans suicide issue

Bost speaks on veterans suicide issue

ILLINOIS (RFD) — A bipartisan group of Congressmen want answers from the VA as to what they are doing to reduce the number of veteran suicides in this country. The issue was underscored by four veteran suicides on VA property in April, and the seventh so far this year. Since 2005, Congress has increased the money it spends on veteran suicide prevention programs more than 250% to $9.4-billion, but the rate of veteran suicides – about 20 per day – has remained constant.

And Illinois Congressman Mike Bost of Murphysboro says that must change.

The first official hearing on the issue was held Monday night in Washington, D.C.

If you or someone you know needs help, contact the Veteran Crisis Line 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255, option 1, or go veteranscrisisline.net.

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