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State: Indiana

Zip: 47201

In 1996, the Amber Alert System was introduced to help find abducted children. In 2006, the Silver Alert System was created to mostly locate missing senior citizens.

This year, the state of Indiana has created a Green Alert to notify the public that a veteran or military service member is missing and may be at risk of hurting themselves.

Lawmakers in the Indiana General Assembly expressed concern during the last legislative session that the state’s veteran suicide rate is higher than the national average. In 2021, nearly 140 Hoosier veterans died by suicide and more than 6,000 died nationwide.

“Some service members can face unique challenges after returning home and may experience mental health issues that greatly impact their lives,” said Rep. Ryan Lauer, R-Columbus. “The Green Alert will help bring attention to these heroes that go missing when facing a crisis, making it more likely for them to get help quickly.”

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