Tester attends signing ceremony of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act
“We are serious about treating the unseen wounds of war”
(U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester today joined veterans and colleagues at the White House for the signing of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act and released the following statement:
“Today is a good day for American veterans and their families. It shows we are serious about treating the unseen wounds of war. Making these essential reforms to the VA provides a strong foundation for veterans’ mental health treatment.”
The Clay Hunt SAV Act improves the VA’s suicide prevention program by helping the VA recruit additional mental health professionals, requiring annual independent reviews of suicide prevention programs, and developing a peer support network to improve the transition of service members leaving active duty.