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SAMHSA Webinar on Traumatic Brain Injury – Aug 28

SAMHSA’s Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center Presents: Traumatic Brain Injury Among Service Members and Veterans: What Behavioral Health Providers, Families and Peers Should Know. Date: August 28, 2018. Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET. Via webinar.

2018 DC VA Mental Health Summit

The Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold its Mental Health Summit 2018 on Tuesday, September 18 at 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The summit will be hosted by the DC Mayor's Office of Veteran Affairs and held at the Old Council Chambers (near the Judiciary Square Metro Station), 441 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. This year’s theme is “Healing Trauma: A Unified Front”. The summit is being held to bring together key stakeholders, veterans and community partners to enhance access to mental health services as well as address the mental health needs of Veterans and their family members residing in DC, MD and VA. This is a free event. Space is limited and registration is required.

Mental Health First Aid for Veterans – Aug 23

Mental Health First Aid for Veterans FREE 1-day training will be held on Thursday, August 23 from 8:30 - 5:30 pm at Sudley North Government Center in Manassas.

Join ServingTogether at the Out of the Darkness Walk – Sept 29

Support ServingTogether: Connecting Veterans as we walk to fight suicide in the Out of the Darkness Fairfax Walk. Saturday, September 29. Registration begins at 9 am. Walk begins at 11 am. Event ends at 1 pm. We are joining the community of nearly 250k people walking in hundreds of cities across the country in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. Register to walk with us! There is no registration fee for this event.

SAVE THE DATE: DC VA Mental Health Summit – Sep 18

SAVE THE DATE: DC VA Mental Health Summit will be on Tuesday, September 18 from 8 am - 4 pm at the Old Council Chambers at 441 4th St NW in Washington DC.

SAMHSA Webinar on Creating Protective Environments Military, Veterans and their Families – July 18

Join SAMHSA for the second session in our Suicide Prevention Virtual Event Series, featuring Dr. Ajay Manhapra, Lead Physician of the Advanced PACT Pain Clinic at the Hampton VA Medical Center. This interactive virtual session will focus on creating environments that protect against suicide among service members, Veterans, and their families (SMVF). July 18 from 2 - 4 pm ET via webinar!

Martinsburg VA Mental Health Summit

This year's Martinsburg VA Medial Center Mental Health Summit will take place in Shepherdstown, WV on Tuesday, August 21 from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This is a free event and open to the public. RSVP required. There is also table space available to organizations who would like to display program information at the event.

Webinar: Substance Use Disorders in the Zero Suicide Framework

Zero Suicide webinar: Tuesday July 10th, 2018 from 3:30 - 5:00 PM ET. This webinar will highlight innovative ways that health and behavioral health care organizations are changing organizational practices and providing improved care for patients with substance abuse disorders who are at heightened risk for overdose and suicide. Registration is required.

VET Center Registration & Referral at the Library

Mondays through September at the Gaithersburg and Germantown Libraries the Silver Spring VET Center will hold walk in times for referrals and to get connected to the Vet Center and VA services. VET Centers provide quality readjustment counseling in a caring manner. The staff understands and appreciates Veterans' war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community. Services are free to eligible veterans and their families.

The “S” Word Screening – July 11

Join EveryMind and our community partners for a screening of the film, The “S” Word.* In this award winning documentary, a suicide attempt survivor is on a mission to find fellow survivors and document their stories of unguarded courage, insight, pain and humor. Along the way, she discovers a national community rising to transform personal struggles into action. Wednesday, July 11 from 6 - 8:30 pm. Admission: $5.

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