The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting its sixth annual Mental Health Summit on Tuesday, August 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EDT) at Bay College West Campus located at 2801 North US Highway 2 in Iron Mountain, Michigan.
Local government human services, community mental health agencies, hospitals, Veterans and their families, and any other interested organizations or individuals are invited to participate.
The purpose of the Mental Health Summit is to bring together these key stakeholders in the community, including Veterans and their families, with the goal of enhancing the mental health and wellbeing of Veterans and their families
“We are building bridges to serve those who served us,” said Amy Fowler, this year’s summit coordinator.
Topics at this year’s Mental Health Summit include suicide prevention, access to mental health care, eliminating mental health stigma, VA’s new Whole Health Program, and women Veterans health care.
“We have found these Mental Health Summits to be beneficial in addressing the mental health needs of our Veterans, especially in our rural patient areas,” said Jim Rice, Medical Center Director
“We cannot do it alone, especially in tackling the VA’s top clinical priority, suicide prevention,” added Rice.