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Overton Brooks VA Medical Center Community Mental Health Summit

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5315 South Lakeshore Drive

Shreveport, LA 71109

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This annual event is hosted by the Mental Health Service Line for the purpose of connecting with the community external to the VA.

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This is the 7th annual VA Community Mental Health Summit. This year's event will embrace Mental Health Recovery pathways, reflecting the VA's shift in providing meaningful health and mental health care everywhere Veterans are served as a part of the MISSION Act. The Summit provides an opportunity to sustain and enhance the positive working relationships and joint vision established during previous conferences to better address the health and mental health care needs of Veterans and their families who reside in the ARK-LA-TEX area served by Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.

Topics will include:

 Moral Injury: An Introduction

 Suicide Postvention Services Presentation & Panel Discussion

 Caregiver Support Services

 Therapeutic Drumming Circles for Healing

 Community Clergy Outreach Training

 Women Veterans Program

 Veteran Panel Presentation: Personal Recovery Stories

 VA MISSION Act

The goal of the Community Mental Health Summit is to engage in active dialogue on how we, as a community, can address the health and wellness needs of Veterans and their families through collaboration between Overton Brooks, Veterans, and community partners.

If you are requesting to provide program/agency information at the event, Vendors are asked to contact Alesia Davis, event organizer. Vendor space is limited. Vendors must be pre-registered. There will be time for networking before, during and after the event.

Beverages, light refreshment at 2 breaks and lunch will be provided for attendees for $10.

CEU’s pending for SW, Psychology, Nursing, Medical Doctor, and Physician's Assistant.

~This event is open to the Public~

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