2016 Veterans Mental Health Summit

2016 Veterans Mental Health Summit
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LIVE TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

For many Veterans, the hardest step is asking for help. On August 12, the 2016 Veterans Mental Health Summit brought together key stakeholders in the community to enhance access to mental health services and address the healthcare needs of Veterans and their families residing in the Southeast Texas Gulf Coast area.

This year’s Summit, held on the campus of the University of Houston, focused on two issues central to ensuring quality care: My VA Access and Suicide Prevention. Through panel discussions, presentations, artistic work, and conversations, the Summit provided a forum to learn firsthand from Veterans, their families, clinicians, and other service providers about the Veteran experience and the many resources available to assist Veterans.

The 2016 Veterans Mental Health Summit is a collaborative, community event between the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Mental Health America of Greater Houston, City of Houston Office of Veterans Affairs, Give an Hour, Grace after Fire, Gulf Coast Center, Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, Lone Star Veterans Association, Military Veteran Peer Network, Texas National Guard, Tri‐County Behavioral Healthcare, United Way of Greater Houston, and University of Houston Veteran Services.

For more information on the 2016 Veterans Mental Health Summit or to volunteer with the Veterans Initiative at Mental Health America of Greater Houston, contact Tony Solomon, Director at tsolomon@mhahouston.org.