With Honor Action and the For Country Caucus have prioritized pragmatic bipartisan legislation helping to fight our nation’s mental health crisis, particularly as it impacts military service personnel, veterans, and their families.
The Brandon Act is named for Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Caserta, who died by suicide after unsuccessfully reaching out for help. Championed by For Country Caucus members Representatives Seth Moulton and Mariannette Miller-Meeks, working alongside Senator Mark Kelly, a Navy veteran, it allows service members to seek mental health treatment and requires a mental health evaluation as soon as they self-report. It also allows Americans in uniform to seek help confidentially and, if necessary, outside the chain of command. As of May 2023, the Brandon Act was fully implemented across the U.S. military.
Watch our Brandon Act video below: