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5th Annual VA Mental Health Summit  

Please join us for the 5th annual VA Mental Health Summit. This event offers an opportunity for Mental Health providers to share information and resources available to the veterans we serve. We also hope to create opportunities for further collaboration. This year, we will explore services available and offer panel discussions regarding VA and community partners on the topics of: Suicide Prevention, Family Services and How to Access Care.


8:00-8:30 am Registration/Icebreaker

8:30-9:00 am Welcome

9:00-9:30 am Keynote

9:30-10:30 am Family/Veteran Panel

10:30-10:45 am Break

10:45-12:00 pm Breakout Sessions 1

12:00-1:30 pm Networking Lunch (On own)

1:30-2:40 pm Breakout Sessions 2

2:40-2:50 pm Break

2:50-3:30 pm Call to Action

3:30-3:45 pm Closing/Evaluations

Contact Laura Merritt, LCSW for more information. Laura can be reached at: Laura.Merritt2@VA.Gov

If you are interested in hosting a table then contact Laura Merritt for more information at 206.277.6068


  • To increase understanding of, and collaboration with, VA personnel and community-based providers.
  • To highlight and understand factors of accessing care, family services and suicide prevention.
  • Develop strategies and promising best practices that can be developed in the workplace and community.

Cost: Free!

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEUs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education Units. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.

Location: South Seattle Community College, Georgetown Campus
Gene J. Colin Education Hall
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108


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