Senator Murray Investigates Suicides

Yesterday, we reported the number of suicides in the American armed forces has risen to new highs. After learning of newspaper reports on suicides in the armed forces, Senator Patty Murray ordered immediate hearings in Washington to uncover reasons for this problem. She is meeting with mental health specialists in order to explore what is happening to the mental health of members of the armed forces.

During the past year, Congressional Democrats have uncovered numerous examples of failure on the part of the military to provide sufficient mental health care for members of the military as well as veterans.