The Fayetteville VA will host its annual Community Mental Health Summit next month in an effort to promote collaboration between the local Department of Veterans Affairs and community partners.
The Sept. 6 event is open to area mental health providers, veteran service organizations, religious leaders, VA staff and government officials.
It will be at the Methodist University physician assistant program auditorium at 5400 Ramsey St. Sign-in begins at 8 a.m., and the event is scheduled through 4 p.m.
The Fayetteville VA has hosted similar events each year since 2013.
This year’s theme is “Whole Health for the Whole Family,” officials said. Topics will relate to military children, spouses, LGBT families, suicide prevention and the VA’s whole health approach to care.
Speakers, panel discussions and a resource fair will be part of the free summit, as will hands-on demonstrations of interactive wellness activities.
The summit is aimed at identifying existing resources and services and starting conversations on how to bridge the gaps between services, officials said.
Registration is required. For more information, go to Mental-Health-Summit-2018.eventbrite.com.
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