It’s a startling and sad statistic, which happens 20 times a day in America: a U.S. military veteran commits suicide.

For Ventura County resident James Espinoza, it’s more than a number. In April of 2018 his brother, an Army veteran, took his life.

Now Espinoza is advocating for laws which he thinks might get some people contemplating suicide to think twice.

Every day, nine people take their lives in California. More than 200 people commit suicide on the Central and South Coasts annually. These are more than statistics for a three time Olympian, who battled mental health issues herself, and lost a brother to suicide.