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Sen. Donnelly advocates 3-digit suicide hotline

Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly is working to lower the number of suicides across the state, and country.

Posted: Aug 27, 2018 12:30 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WLFI) — Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly is working to lower the number of suicides across the state and country.

The National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act was recently signed into law.

Senator Donnelly first introduced the Senate version of this bipartisan bill with Republican Senator Orrin Hatch from Utah in May 2017.

The goal is increase the effectiveness of the current suicide prevention lifeline system.

Donnelly said Congress is working on an easy to remember 3-digit suicide hotline number to better connect those in crisis.

"Many of the primary groups that are struggling with this challenge are teenagers, are veterans and so they would benefit from having a 3-digit number in place that is easy to call and that on the other end of the line is somebody who can talk to them about their challenges," said Donnelly. 

Senator Donnelly has also worked on legislation to help law enforcement agencies establish or enhance mental health services for officers.

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