The 2016 Community Mental Health Summit “Sustaining our Joint Commitment to Improve Access to the Mental Health Care of Veterans and Their Families” will be hosted at VA’s Manhattan Campus on September 28, 10am-3pm. This Summit is co-sponsored by the Veterans Mental Health Coalition of NYC and NAMI-NYC Metro. The program will focus on “My VA Access” and Suicide Prevention and is open to Veterans, Mental Health Professionals and to Community Partners providing mental health services to Veterans and their families.
The keynote speaker for the event is Catherine Barber, a senior researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Injury Research Center, where she led the pilot for what is now the CDC’s National Violent Death Reporting System. Barber is a national leader in developing collaborations between suicide prevention groups and gun owner groups and is the founding director of Means Matter, a project to desseminate research and interventions aimed at reducing a suicidal person’s access to highly lethal methods. Additional breakout sessions will focus on unique needs of Veterans and their families.
Register with John Tatarakis, CNS, Local Recovery Coordinator at John.Tatarakis@va.gov.
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