Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - Carter Hall, University Center West, University of Southern Indiana
THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THIS YEAR'S EVENT
Please click on the agenda titles for copies of this year's presentations
CEU's will be e-mailed in approximately one (1) week from the event
For Programming Questions and Assistance, Please Contact Nikki Presley, Department of Veterans Affairs at 812-474-3570 or Nikki.Presley@va.gov
|7:30-8:00||Registration , Resource Fair and Continental Breakfast|
Transitioning Service Members to VA Mental Health Services
|10:00-10:30||Education and Employment Transitions|
|10:30-10:45||VA Whole Health Initiative|
|10:45-11:00||VA Women’s Health Care|
|11:00-11:30||Accessing VA Services, Eligibility, Other than Honorable Guidelines|
|11:30 - 12:45||Lunch & Learn: SIU Suicide Prevention Presentation “Talk Saves Lives”|
|Afternoon Session: Suicide Awareness Summit|
|1:00- 1:30||VA Suicide Awareness- Dale Horaz VA Suicide Prevention Coordinator|
|2:45- 3:45||CALM Program Education (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means) Kent Leslie, Deaconess Cross Pointe|
VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 LOCAL SPONSORS: (Click Logo for More Information)
Our event this year will once again be in Carter Hall in our University Center-West building. Signs will be posted on campus to re-direct anyone who wants to attend this year's VA Mental Health Summit.
Carter Hall, University Center - West Map
The University Center (UC) is easily distinguished by the "cone" that serves as a focal point for our university. Parking is available in Lot C of the UC with entrances at our theatre building, or in the upper Lot N and lower Lot I next to the physical plant. Space in these lots are limited and used on a first come, first served basis. Handicapped spaces are available in Lots C and N.
Carter Hall (blue box on map) will serve as the location for the Mental Health Summit and Resource Fair.
The summit, an initiative to connect Veterans’ mental health caregivers with community partners, is being hosted by the Evansville VA Health Care Center.
Online registration available by clicking the link above. Walk-in's accepted the day of the event and will be open at 7:30 a.m. on July 17th. Walk-in registrations may not receive the lunch option and is subject to availability.
University of Southern Indiana Hosts VA Mental Health Summit
By Williams Martinez, Public Affairs Specialist
“The best thing we can do for our returning Veterans is to welcome them home with an educated and collaborative community of family, friends and professionals,” says Local Recovery Coordinator Nikki Presley. To continue moving in this direction, the Marion VA and Evansville Health Care Center are collaborating with the University of Southern Indiana to host a Mental Health Summit and Workshop.
“Most military Veterans and their dependents utilize at least some healthcare services outside of the Veterans Administration, so it is critically important that the VA and community providers collaborate,” said Joel Matherly, Manager of the Veteran, Military & Family Resource Center at USI. “Our goal is to provide Veteran-centered, recovery-oriented care, especially in the area of mental health.”