VA Western New York Healthcare System
Community Mental Health Summit
September 18, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Evangeline Conley, Public Affairs Officer
Phone: (716) 862-8753 Cell: (716) 512-9338
Community Mental Health Summit Strengthens Services for Veterans
VA Western New York Healthcare System will host a community mental health summit at VA Western New York Healthcare System, Friday, September 18 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for health care providers. The event takes place in Freedom Hall, room 301 at the Buffalo site, 3495 Bailey Avenue.
VA health care, government, community providers and service organizations will come together to learn about VA services and community programs that assist Veterans and their families with mental health support.
The majority of returning service members and their families are resilient to the stresses of war and successfully readjust to life after deployment. For those who need additional assistance, communities coming together creating awareness of public and private services in forums such as this can help.
“Strengthening partnerships strengthens community commitment to serving Veterans,” said Joan Chipps, Behavioral Health Clinic Manager. “The Veterans Choice Act of 2014 created opportunities for community agencies to assist Veterans. We want to make sure Veterans and community partners know how to access VA and community services to help them.”
Some of the services to be presented are VA health care, Choice Act, Caregiver support and more. For more information, please call (716) 862-3123.