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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (Northern Mariana Islands)

With suicide rates on the rise, the Veterans Administration must do a better job in providing veterans with the care and tools needed to get on the path to recovery, including alternative therapies like meditation. This is the goal of H.R. 2359, the Whole Veteran Act, which Congress passed and sent to the White House on Thursday. The bill includes my amendment requiring a VA plan to provide its Whole Health program services in the Marianas with services such as massage, acupuncture, healing touch, guided imagery, and yoga, among other holistic treatments.