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Virtual Conference - #BeThere for Service Members, Veterans & Families

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM- 12:30 PM (EST)  
Location: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bethere-for-service-members-veterans-families-strengthening-communities-tickets-88494693009
Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/events/923202504861361
   
Virtual Conference - #BeThere for Service Members, Veterans & Families: Strengthening Our Communities
 
Building, developing and strengthening resources and partnerships in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island between the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Community Stakeholders.
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 
Speakers and Workshops Include:
  • Suicide Prevention: Public Health and the Importance of Community Partnerships
Speaker: Dr. Matthew Miller, Ph.D., Director, Suicide Prevention, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, VHA
  • Reflection & Commentary on Service to Veterans
Speakers: Richard Barbato, MSW, Management and Program Analyst, Office of Planning and Policy, Readjustment Counseling Service, VA Central Office and Ryan Pitts, Medal of Honor Recipient
  • S.A.V.E. Gatekeeper Training & Safe Messaging Practices:
Speaker: Becky Dreifuss, LICSW, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital
  • Veteran Outreach Into the Community to Expand Social Support (VOICES): The Coffee Social Platform
Speaker: Dr. Jay A. Gorman, Ph.D., Psychologist, Veterans Mental Health and Addictions Program (VMHAP)
 
Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business
#BeThere
 
Veterans in crisis and their loved ones can call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at www.VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.