As many as 22 of our veterans commit suicide every day. This shocking statistic should be a wake up call to us all that more needs to be done for those who bear the so-called invisible wounds of service. This week I had the opportunity to speak with veterans here in South Jersey about this severe problem. Congress must act to help our heroes.
That is why I have sponsored the "Never Again Act," which will require the Department of Veteran's Affairs to provide immediate psychiatric care to veterans seeking help. If the department is unable to provide immediate care, it must identify urgent mental health care for veterans at an outside facility.