Rep. Martin talks about House approval Thursday of his House Resolution 90, declaring May 2021 as Veteran Suicide Awareness Month in Michigan. Michigan veterans had a suicide rate of 33.8 per 100,000 in 2018, well above the overall state suicide rate of 18.8, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Among veterans age 18 to 34, the rate was 65.1 per 100,000; with rates at 40.9 per 100,000 for those age 35 to 54.
State Rep. David Martin and the Michigan House this week approved a measure to help make sure Michigan high school graduates have an opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments with their friends, families and teachers this year.
State Rep. David Martin of Davison and the Michigan House today took action to raise awareness about the mental health challenges experienced by members of the military and declared May 2021 as Veteran Suicide Awareness Month in the State of Michigan.