CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The second lady of the United States spent about two hours Wednesday at Charleston’s VA hospital.
Karen Pence, who leads a task force focusing on suicide prevention among Veterans, visited the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.
Pence says that as the mother of a military son, the well-being of Veterans is very important to her.
Her visit to the facility began with a tour of the Hall of Heroes, which features portraits of Lowcountry Veterans.
She then learned about a non-invasive treatment used to help Veterans who battle depression.
Pence says on average, about 20 Veterans a day commit suicide and she wants to do what she can to stop the tragedy.
President Donald Trump implemented the task force Pence leads.