VA Palo Alto to collaborate with community for Mental Health Summit (8/29) - VA Palo Alto Health Care System
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VA Palo Alto Health Care System


VA Palo Alto to collaborate with community for Mental Health Summit (8/29)

August 28, 2013

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VA Palo Alto Health Care System is having a Mental Health Summit on Thursday, August 29, to collaborate with community partners from around the Bay Area in a special dialogue about the mental health needs of local Veterans. The summit is part of the Department of Veterans Affair’s effort to enhance the mental health and well-being of Veterans and their family members through increased collaborations between VA and the community.

Recognizing the need to create a support system for our nations Veterans, VA facilities across the country are hosting summits to focus on a variety of issues such as homelessness, substance abuse, PTSD and services for women Veterans as they pertain to mental health. VAPAHCS’ Mental Health Summit will host key supporters from the Bay Area including local civic and congressional politicians, county mental health departments, local health care and education institutions, American Legion Posts, Paralyzed Veterans of America, military liaisons, Operation Freedom Paws and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

WHAT: Media are invited to take part in the VA Palo Alto Health Care System Mental Health Summit
WHEN: Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: Building 101 Auditorium, 3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304

Tentative Agenda

  • 9:30 to 10 a.m.: Registration
  • 10 - 11:15 a.m.: Opening Remarks; Senior Government Video Welcome; Veteran Panel
  • 11:15 a.m.: Break (15 minutes)
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Breakout Sessions
  • 1 p.m.: Break (15 minutes)
  • 1:15 - 2 p.m.: Summary/Next Steps