Sen. Moran Statement on VA Annual Suicide Report

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (Kan.) – ranking member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee (SVAC) – today released the following statement on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Annual Veteran Suicide report:

“One life lost to suicide is one too many. I am encouraged by the VA’s report, however the disparity between the numbers of veteran suicides reported by the VA and a recent report released by America’s Warrior Partnership, Operation Deep Dive, is also concerning. We need an honest assessment of the scope of the problem and what factors play the biggest roles. Finding solutions to veteran suicide will require greater collaboration among national and local partners and using the data we have to meet veterans where they are with the life-saving services they need.”

In 2020, President Trump signed into the law Sen. Moran’s legislation, the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act.

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