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Butler VA Health Care System


VA Butler To Host Mental Health Summit

September 12, 2018

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VA Butler To Host Mental Health Summit

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Veterans and their Families

Butler, PA – VA Butler Healthcare will host a Mental Health Summit on Friday, September 14, 2018 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, Interim 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.”

VA Butler’s 2018 Mental Health Summit will be focused on Women Veterans Behavioral Health, with a keynote presentation on Military Sexual Trauma. There will also be breakout sessions related to family services, crisis prevention, wellness opportunities, and more.

“This is the sixth year VA Butler 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 Sharon Coyle, Interim Director.

Veterans, family members, VA employees, volunteers, and the community are invited to attend the summit. To learn more about available VA Butler mental health services, visit

VA Butler Healthcare, located in Butler County, Pennsylvania has been attending to Veteran’s total care since 1947. We are the health care choice for over 19,000 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. VA Butler Healthcare 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 Primary Care VA Outpatient Clinics in Armstrong, Southern Butler County (Cranberry Township), Clarion, Lawrence and Mercer Counties.