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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: February 26, 2018 11:52 AM
From: Representative Jack Rader, Jr.
To: All House members
Subject: Recognizing the Vet 22 Campaign and Veteran Suicides
In the near future, I plan to introduce a resolution that will recognize the Vet 22 campaign and its presence in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Vet 22 uses a symbolic bright neon yellow color to raise awareness about veteran suicide. It derives its name from the startling statistic that an average of 22 United States veterans take their own lives each day.

The campaign works to ensure that veterans and the families of all service members receive the care and support they need. Vet 22 also directs attention to the Veterans Unstoppable Program, which provides a free resource for Pennsylvania veterans who are struggling with post-traumatic stress (“PTS”) and traumatic brain injury (“TBI”).

Please join me in cosponsoring this resolution which aims to bring the issue of veteran suicide to light and helps veterans find the proper channels to deal with the lingering mental health issues suffered by our combat veterans.

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Introduced as HR780