A measure in the Illinois Senate aims to reduce the number of veteran suicides.
It's a response to a recent study that found nearly 22 veterans kill themselves every day in the U.S. The bill would address specific problems that could add to a service member's stress. Sen. Paul Schimpf says this includes better state Department of Veterans Affairs assistance with mental health issues.
"There is a stigma in the veterans community ... saying that it's a sign of weakness to seek help," Schimpf said.