Illinois State Representative Dan Swanson discusses the new law he co-sponsored creating the Veterans’ Accountability Unit in response to the COVID-19 outbreak at LaSalle Veterans’ Home. He also addresses the need for greater awareness of veteran suicide and the new 988 phone number to help Veterans and their families in crisis. 988 becomes operational nationwide in July 2022.
If you are a veterans or know one who is in crisis call 1-800-273-8255, press 1 for help. Learn more: Veterans’ Crisis Line