One of our senators is taking aim at the problem of veteran suicide in the U.S.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand led a hearing with the Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee on Wednesday. She called the hearing after a new Department of Defense report was released.
That report showed that military suicides spiked in 2018, after rising steadily for the past few years.
Gillibrand said this is a growing concern and that gratitude for veteran’s service just isn’t enough.
“Our gratitude for their sacrifices isn’t enough,” said Gillibrand. “Suicide in the military is a serious and growing problem. Not enough is being done to address the factors that contribute to this tragedy.”