President Trump's PREVENTS Task Force Report Includes Bergman's Initiative to End Veteran Suicide
Washington, June 17, 2020
Today, President Trump released the President's Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) Task Force report. The report underscores the need for bold legislative action and includes support for the policy outlined in Rep. Bergman's Improve Well-being for Veterans Act. The following statement was issued:
"I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to sit down with the PREVENTS Task Force at the White House to discuss ways we can work together to end Veteran suicide. President Trump along with Secretary Wilkie have taken this issue to heart and have put together an unprecedented effort to destigmatize and bring this important issue to the front of the American conscience. I applaud the Task Force report calling for more bold action from Congress - passing the IMPROVE Act is a perfect start to do what is right by those who have sacrificed so much for our nation," said Rep. Bergman.
"The release of the PREVENTS Task Force report today once again makes it clear that Congress must pass General Bergman's bipartisan Improve Well-Being for Veterans Act without any further delay. The status quo has left 20 of our nation's veterans dying by suicide everyday for two decades. General Bergman's bill is the bold, decisive action we need to save their lives," said Ranking Member, Dr. Phil Roe.
To address the status quo, the “IMPROVE” Act would:
If you or a Veteran you know is struggling, please contact the Veteran Crisis Line which is available 24/7, 365 days a year at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, or text 838-255.