Brindisi Asks VA Officials Veterans Access to Mental Health Care

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Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) spoke tonight at the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing on veteran suicide, asking Department of Veterans Affairs and other administration officials about ways to ensure veterans have access to life-saving mental health care.

This was the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s first hearing this year on veteran suicide prevention. Tomorrow, the Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Brindisi’s Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act (H.R. 2333), among other suicide prevention legislation.   

Any veteran, family member or friend concerned about a veteran’s mental health can contact the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 or text 838255. Find out more about how you can Be There for veterans in crisis at


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