Veterans & families invited to Mental Health Summit in Tuscaloosa August 10

Veteran's mental health summit to be held next week
Updated: Jul. 30, 2018 at 10:02 AM CDT
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TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, along with organizations across the community, will host the 6th Annual Veterans Mental Health Summit on Friday, August 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Hotel Capstone in Tuscaloosa.

According to the VAMC, the purpose of the summit is to bring together people throughout the community to enhance access to mental health services and address mental health needs of veterans and their family members in the Tuscaloosa area.

The VAMC also says its goal is for veterans and families to receive mental health care through an integrated network of support that includes VA health care, community providers, community organizations and local and state agencies. Organizers want to encourage veterans, family members and any others who might benefit from the information to attend.

Tuscaloosa VAMC Associate Chief for Mental Health Dr. Rebecca Meyer says some of the other topics of focus at the summit will be mental health care for LGBT veterans, telehealth services for mental health care, and geriatric mental health care.

Registration is free for veterans and students with a valid ID. Registration is $10 for all others and includes a lunch buffet. More information is available by calling (205) 554-4595.

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