WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Congresswoman Susie Lee (NV-03) announced the introduction of their bipartisan, bicameral VA Zero Suicide Demonstration Project Act to take steps to address deaths of veterans by suicide. This bipartisan legislation would implement a Zero Suicide Initiative pilot program at five U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers across the country, including one that must serve veterans primarily who live in rural areas.
- U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen and Kevin Cramer, and representatives introduced the VA Zero Suicide Demonstration Project Act on Friday.
- The new legislation works to implement a Zero Suicide Initiative pilot program at 5 Veterans Affairs medical centers.
By Kevin Sheridan
- Nevada Congress members Jacky Rosen and Susie Lee are joining fellow members of Congress in introducing bills to eliminate suicide among veterans and to increase access to VA mental health resources.
- It would enhance the VA’s suicide prevention efforts by launching a suicide prevention program at five VA medical centers across the country. The program was launched under the belief that all suicides are preventable through proper care, patient safety, and system-wide efforts.
Reporter: “Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen joined other law makers to introduce a bill aimed at addressing the veteran mental health crisis, specifically veteran suicide. The ‘VA Zero Suicide Administration Project Act’ would implement a Zero Suicide Initiative pilot program at five U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs medical centers across the country.”