Rounds Participates in Veterans Suicide Prevention Forum

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, today participated in a forum with VA Secretary Robert McDonald entitled, “Preventing Veteran Suicide: A Call to Action.”

“As a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and a Senator from a state that has more than 72,000 veterans who have honorably served this country, I take great interest in getting our veterans quality, timely and efficient care,” said Rounds during his remarks. “While the most recent available numbers on veterans suicide have shown improvement in recent years, even one veteran taking his or her life due to the mental and physical stresses caused by service to this nation is one too many. We cannot - and will not - stop working to address the issue of veteran suicide until every veteran is adequately cared for.”