Good day, mental health stakeholders, Veterans and community partners!
The Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center will host its Mental Health Summit 2019 on Thursday, August 22 at 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The summit will be held at the Washington DC VA Medical Center in the Freedom Auditorium, 50 Irving Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20422. This year’s theme is a public health approach to suicide prevention among service members. We will also discuss the various transitions our Veterans face, such as return to civilian life, the workforce, or school. The summit is being held to bring together key stakeholders, veterans, family members, and community partners to enhance access to mental health services as well as address the mental health needs of Veterans and their family members residing in DC, MD and VA.
This year’s Mental Health Summit will include panel discussions, speakers and presentations as well as information booths. Members of mental health organizations, veteran advocacy groups and individuals with lived experiences will speak and provide presentations. Your presence and active participation is appreciated.
Our agenda is still being filled, but we are excited to announce keynote speakers:
David A. Jobes, Ph.D., renowned suicidologist, professor and associate director of training at Catholic University of America
Representatives from the VA Rocky Mountain MIRECC- Suicide Risk Postvention. Dealing with the aftermath of suicide. Each Suicide touches 135 individuals. Learn more about how to heal as a community.
Washington DC VA Medical Center
50 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20422