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President OKs 2 Laws Aimed at Helping Veteran Mental Health and Reducing Suicide

October 22, 2020
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Christine Groening)

From the Military.com website

President Trump on Saturday signed two major pieces of legislation to address the problem of suicide, including bills designating “988” as the three-digit phone number for the national suicide hotline and providing government grants to localities and nonprofits that serve veterans with mental health issues.

The president signed the Cmdr. John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, which will require the Department of Veterans Affairs to hire additional suicide prevention coordinators and give it leeway to award grants to organizations that focus on veterans’ mental health issues.

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