Mental Health Awareness Day 2018 - Butler VA Health Care System
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Butler VA Health Care System

 

Mental Health Awareness Day 2018

May 16, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY

Mental Health Awareness Day at VA Butler Healthcare

What: VA Butler Healthcare is hosting a Mental Health Awareness Day at the Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center as part of Mental Health Month in May. Information about VA mental health services and recovery resources will be available. Additionally, local Veterans will have posters displayed about their mental health recovery journey. VA staff will be on hand to listen to Veterans and their families and answer questions.

Who: Veterans, family members, and staff are invited to attend

When: Thursday, May 24, 2018—10am-1pm

Where: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center, Main Lobby; 353 North Duffy Road, Butler, PA 16001

Background: Since 1949, May has been recognized as Mental Health Month (MHM). The way we view and discuss mental health has changed drastically over the past 69 years, but there is still a substantial amount of work to be done to improve how people view and react to mental health conditions and what they know about mental health treatment.

Each May, VA launches a renewed campaign for MHM to raise awareness about mental health resilience and recovery; to educate Veterans, their families, and their friends about available mental health resources; and to encourage Veterans, their family members, and friends to reach out for support whenever they need it.

To learn more about mental health care treatment options or to request to be seen by VA Butler’s Center for Behavioral Health, call 800-362-8262. Immediate help is available at www.VeteransCrisisLine.net or by calling the Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 (push 1) or texting 838255.

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