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Butler VA Health Care System


Butler VA To Host Mental Health Summit

May 3, 2019



May 3, 2019                                          

Butler VA To Host Mental Health Summit

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Veterans and their Families

Butler, PA – The Butler VA Health Care System will host a Mental Health Summit on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 8:30am-4pm at the Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center (Auditorium). The purpose of this summit is to enhance mental health care for Veterans and their family members through dialogue and collaboration between VA and the community.

“Our goal is to engage in active dialogue on how we as a community can address the mental health care needs of Veterans and their Families,” said Dr. Jo-Anne Suffoletto, Butler VA’s Chief of Staff.  “Since most Veterans and virtually all their dependents utilize at least some health care services outside of VA, it is essential that VA and community providers collaborate to support the mental health needs of Veterans and their Families.”

The Butler VA’s 2019 Mental Health Summit will be focused on Whole Health and Suicide Prevention, with a special exercise on Mindfulness. There will also be breakout sessions for Whole Health Recovery Components specific to family, friends, and coworkers, spirit and soul, personal development, and more.

“This is the seventh year the Butler VA will host a Mental Health Summit. It will provide an opportunity to sustain and enhance the positive working relationships and joint vision established in past years in order to better address mental health care needs,” said Jon Lasell, Butler VA’s Director.

Veterans, family members, VA employees, volunteers, and the community are invited to attend the summit. To learn more about available Butler VA mental health services, visit www.butler.va.gov/services/Behavioral_Health.asp.

The Butler VA Health Care System, located in Butler County, Pennsylvania has been attending to Veteran’s total care since 1947. We are the health care choice for over 25,000 Veterans throughout Western Pennsylvania and parts of Ohio and are a member of VA Healthcare VISN 4 under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Butler VA provides comprehensive Veteran care including primary, specialty, and mental health care – as well as management of chronic conditions and social support services to our nation’s Veterans. We proudly serve America’s Veterans at our main campus on North Duffy Road, our facilities on New Castle Road, as well as at our five VA Outpatient Clinics in Armstrong, Southern Butler County (Cranberry Township), Clarion, Lawrence and Mercer Counties.