INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., expressed frustration Wednesday his legislation aimed at preventing military suicides likely won't get a final vote until after Election Day.
Tina Kottka, far right, facilitates a support group for teenagers who have lost a loved one to suicide. Kottka leads the group with co-facilitator Dan Cuthbert, left, at St. James the Less Catholic Church in Highland.
Tina Kottka keeps her son's ashes in a box that pays tribute to his love of fishing.
Tina Kottka, who lost her son Steven Siokos to suicide on March 7, 2010, shows her tattoo with all her children's names, including Steven with a halo.
A bench is marked in memory of Steven Siokos at Central Park in Griffith.
Tina Kottka holds a picture of her son Steven Siokos, who committed suicide on March 7, 2010. Kottka now facilitates a support group for teenagers who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Tina Kottka, who lost her son Steven Siokos to suicide on March 7, 2010, sits on a bench purchased in memory of her son at Central Park in Griffith. Kottka now facilitates a support group for teenagers who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Tina Kottka lost her son Steven Siokos to suicide on March 7, 2010. Kottka now facilitates a support group for teenagers who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Robin Williams’ tragic and untimely death after a decades-long battle against bipolar disorder reminds us mental illnesses are all too often serious and life-threatening chronic diseases.
Griffith Police respond to the scene of a death investigation on the railroad tracks that cross East 45th Avenue east of North Indiana Street in Griffith.
Firefighters clean the scene of a death investigation on the railroad tracks that cross East 45th Avenue east of North Indiana Street in Griffith.
INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., remains committed to expanding suicide-prevention screening to all military service members, even as the number of soldier suicides dropped by 8 percent last year.
MUNSTER | A Munster man apparently committed suicide Tuesday under a bridge where Fran-Lin Parkway crosses over Hart Ditch, police said.
THORNTON | A Chicago man jumped to his death Tuesday afternoon after driving through a locked gate at the Thornton Quarry, police said.
For every joyful image of a soldier embracing their family after a long deployment, we must not forget the flag-covered caskets returning home. On Memorial Day, we remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice miles away from their homes.
INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal sponsored by U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., to improve suicide prevention screening for U.S. service members and National Guard troops cleared a key committee Thursday.
U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly's first bill in the Senate was the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act of 2013. He has reintroduced the legislation this month. It's a good bill that shows compassion and support for the troops.
CHARLESTON, S.C. | State police say an inmate from Hobart at the Charleston County jail helped a fellow inmate commit suicide by choking him.
First, my condolences to the families and friends of the men from Lake Central who decided to take their own lives. No one knows why people decide to do that — despair, unbearable pain?
Terre Haute native Tommy John posted 288 victories as a Major League Baseball pitcher, but one opponent was too strong to overcome — his son's mental illness. Mental illness remains a prevalent challenge for Indiana youths.
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