Law implemented to prevent military suicides

WRTVPublished: November 27, 2017
Published: November 27, 2017

A law that requires mental health assessments for all service members has been implemented. Introduced by Sen. Joe Donnelly in 2014, the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act was signed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. It requires all service members to get annual health assessments, including those of the active, Guard and Reserve components.

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