At Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis Monday Donnelly talked about improvements the hospital has made in the last year.
Hundreds attended the event sponsored the Indiana University Institute of Psychiatric Research and Mental Health America of Indiana.
Nine cities and more than a dozen businesses and nonprofits pledged to destigmatize mental illness and increase access to services.
Legislation introduced by Joe Donnelly and Todd Young would include resources to train mental health providers on the specific challenges officers face.
The law would not require Medicaid to cover mental health and substance use treatment.
Senator Joe Donnelly says he’s worked for years to address the mental health of active-duty servicemembers, and he’s now shifting his focus to veterans.
The proposal would place a greater emphasis on assessing inmates for mental illness and substance abuse problems.
This week on Noon Edition we spoke to experts about a report that ranks Indiana 45th on mental illness prevalence and care.
This week on Noon Edition we’ll speak to experts from around the state about how Indiana is taking care of some of its most vulnerable citizens.
The state of Indiana will receive $255,000 per year for several years for programs aimed at preventing mental and substance use disorders.