All you had to do was get to page 14 to notice that this report was only from limited data obtained from just 21 states topped off with a list of veterans they new they missed.
IT IS NOT 22 A DAY and you should know that considering you are on the Veterans Affairs Committee.
AND OH BY THE WAY, THE "CRISIS LINEIS NOT NEW. IT GOES BACK TO 2009 AFTER CONGRESS WROTE THE JOSHUA OMVIG SUICIDE PREVENTION ACT.
You may have wanted publicity for doing something about proving that Congress has reached that magical number of "one too many" but you only managed to prove that members of Congress have not really done much at all including reading the reports your committee has jurisdiction over.
"In this week’s CBC Message to America, Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL) the ranking member of Veterans Affairs discusses how the Veterans Crisis Line can help prevent suicides amongst our soldiers.
American war veterans experience “22 suicides a day.” “One [suicide] is unacceptable,” she said.
She encouraged the American public to “soldier up and reach out to veterans and make sure that they’re calling the VA.”
CBC Message To America: “22 Veteran Suicides A Day Is Unacceptable” Congresswoman Corrine Brown says Americans need to "soldier up and reach out to veterans."You talk about the majority of those veterans "African Americans" being from Vietnam and not in the system however the majority of all veterans are not in the system. There is a reason for that and that is because Congress has not done their jobs since 1946 when the first House Veterans Affairs Committee was seated.
How can members of Congress expect anything to change if they keep doing the same things over and over again? When will anyone be held accountable?