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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.

FREE Yoga at the Cohen Clinic

The Steven A. Cohen Clinic Military Family Clinic at Easterseals will be holding FREE yoga sessions for veterans and military families. No cost. Child care provided. Free onsite parking and metro accessible! Space is limited. Register to attend the upcoming sessions!

Preventing Suicides Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Webinar – June 28

Join SAMHSA for the first session in the Suicide Prevention Virtual Event Series focusing on strategies to prevent suicide among our service members, veterans, and their families (SMVF). Thursday, June 28 from 2 - 4 pm online through WebEx.

Exploring Stress and Trauma June 20th

Presented by the American Red Cross and hosted by the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic This workshop is designed to help veterans and their families recognize and manage post deployment stress and other war related concerns, including trauma issues. Left unaddressed, stress and trauma can lead to a variety of negative outcomes for the veteran and their families. Wednesday, June 20th from 6:30-8:30pm. Registration is required. Free child care is available by request.

Telehealth Intake Appointments Available at Fort Belvoir

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals has recently launched telehealth services for veterans and their families. Beginning June 1, 2018, they will offer intake appointments at the USO on Fort Belvoir every Friday from 10 am - 1 pm.

Mental Health & Community Awareness Conference – May 18

The DC VA Medical Center's Veterans Mental Health Advisory Council is supporting a Mental Health & Community Awareness Conference including discussion on the opioid crisis. It will be held at 1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm.

Telehealth for Veterans and their Families

The Steven A. Cohen Military and Family Clinic at Easterseals in Silver Spring launches their new Telehealth program for veterans and their families. Telehealth provides mental health care to clients through the use of technology such as computer, tablet and/or phone. Any services that are available in person at a Cohen Clinic are also available via telehealth as deemed appropriate. Appointments available.

51st Annual American Association of Suicidology Conference – Apr 18-21

51st Annual Conference Integrating Science, Experience and Political Will: Informed Action to Prevent Suicide April 18 - 21, 2018 at Hyatt Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Including 5 conference tracks - including one specifically discussing Military and Veterans.

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