Dr. Bucshon Highlights Suicide Prevention Month
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to bring awareness to suicide and mental illness. September is designated as National Suicide Prevention Month.
“Mr. Speaker, suicide is the second leading cause of death for young Americans ages 10 to 24…As a father of four, all in this age group, I can’t tell you how heartbreaking it is that kids across the country feel hopeless and feel that suicide is their only option.”
Bucshon also highlighted his work on important legislation to address mental illness, which passed the House earlier this year.
“Tragically, we know that many of the individuals who experience suicidal thoughts suffer from some form of mental illness, but have not received proper treatment. Here in the House, we passed landmark legislation to overhaul our nation’s mental health treatment system to make sure these individuals have access to the care they need. And we need to see it across the finish line.”
The full version of his speech can be viewed by clicking here or on the image below: