Mental Health Resources for Southern AZ Vets

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — May marks both Military Appreciation Month and Mental Health Month.

Southern Arizona VA Health Care Systems is hosting a virtual town hall to help military veterans navigate resources related to suicide prevention, health and wellness, nutrition and food services, and preparedness and employment of veterans.

The online forum is scheduled via Zoom on Wednesday, May 11 at noon and can be accessed on the SAVMHAC website.

The US Department of Veterans Affairs says one of its top priorities is preventing suicide among veterans.

This virtual town hall is one of many resources available to Southern Arizona veterinarians seeking help with issues related to mental health and wellness.

Sierra Tucson, a private treatment facility, recently earned certification as a “Veterans-Ready Health Care Organization” by PsychArmor, a nonprofit training institution specializing in health and life outcomes for people connected with the military.

Sierra Tucson CEO Valerie Kading said the newly certified Red, White, and Blue program is a “premium program designed to focus solely on our veterans and provide the support necessary to meet their unique needs and needs. of their loved ones. We are proud of our continued attention and prioritization of this population, and we are pleased that our entire team is dedicated to providing veterans with culturally relevant and competent care.”

Veterans seeking mental health care and other specialized care can consult the VA Southern Arizona Health System database for more information.

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Anne Simmons is a digital content producer for KGUN 9. Anne made her television debut while still a student at the University of Arizona. Prior to joining KGUN, she managed several public access television stations in the Bay Area and worked as a video producer in the nonprofit sector. Share your story ideas and important issues with Anne via email [email protected] or by connecting to Instagram or LinkedIn.

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