Senator Joe Donnelly efforts to pass the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act came to fruition this Friday, December 19 when the President signed the National Defense Bill. Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act would ensure that mental health is evaluated regularly and as a central element of a service member’s overall readiness. Resurrecting Lives has been a strong supporter of this bill because of the bill’s inclusion of traumatic brain injury (TBI) treatment as a factor in suicide prevention. A person who has suffered a TBI, like those sustained in IED blasts, is nearly eight times more likely to commit suicide than someone without such an injury. Early identification and treatment of brain injuries is crucial for suicide reduction. Eric Kazmierczak, Director of Operations, presented Senator Donnelly with an award for his dedication to our Veterans in the Grand Lobby at the Indiana War Memorial. Well Done, Senator Donnelly and Thank You. If you would like to learn more about the Sexton Act, please Click Here.
Left: Senator Joe Donnelly Center: Mr. and Mrs. Sexton Right: Eric Kazmierczak