U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly said he wants greater focus on preventing suicide among active-duty military service-members and veterans which includes increasing outreach to vets.
Last year, more combat troops took their own lives than died in combat in Afghanistan. And Sen. Donnelly said 43 % of service members who committed suicide never sought help. He said trying to combat the problem of military and veteran suicide needs to involve erasing the stigma of seeking help.
The White House has said as many as 1,000 Indiana children will lose access to early education services because of automatic federal spending cuts. But Head Start won’t start cutting slots right away, and program directors have been told to look for money elsewhere.
On today's Midday Matters, we're talking with Ball State economist Michael Hicks and USF economist Doug Meader about how the sequestration order, signed by President Obama Friday, could affect Indiana. How do you see your life being affected by federal spending cuts? Or do you think the impact will be smaller than we've heard so far?