September 27, 2019

Kaine Statement On Increase In Military Suicide

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the Pentagon report detailing rising suicide rates in the U.S. military:

“I’m deeply saddened by the rise in suicide among our active duty military personnel. Military leadership must look at these disturbing statistics and determine what we can do to ensure that our troops and their families are receiving the support they need. We all need to work together to bring down the high rates of suicide in our country by expanding access to mental health resources and better identifying those in need of help.”

Through his work on the Senate Armed Services and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committees, Kaine has been an advocate for investments in mental health services and suicide prevention efforts.