Mark Kirk sits with veterans at discussion in Reynolds, Illinois

REYNOLDS, Illinois -- Four years after suffering a stroke, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says he's in good health, and focusing on the issues of his community.

On Monday, October 11, 2016 Kirk held a round-table discussion with veterans, listening to concerns and looking for solutions.

"The key concern that I heard about today was veterans suicide," Kirk said. "I think every 22 hours an American veteran will commit suicide we've been making sure these suicide hotlines are manned and ready to go."

Kirk said he's called VA suicide hotlines himself before, just to see what the service is like for veterans in need.

As for Kirk's health going forward, his doctor said he has made a full cognitive recovery with some physical limitations.  The senator continues with physical therapy, but it's unlikely that he'll regain full motion on his left side.