VA Expanding Suicide Prevention Efforts, Shulkin Says

In an opinion piece in USA Today (9/15, Shulkin), David J. Shulkin, MD, undersecretary for health for the Department of Veterans Affairs, writes, “This past year, VA has expanded our suicide prevention efforts providing greater access to our services, and we are continuing to ensure same-day access for urgent mental health needs at every medical center.”

The VA is also “enhancing…partnerships with community-based” practitioners “to broaden the network of mental health professionals and are researching to find new solutions.” Dr. Shulkin concludes, “We believe our partnerships, research and new technologies will benefit all Americans, and we will continue to be seen as the forerunners in suicide prevention efforts.”

Related Links:

— “VA: Suicide prevention is a top priority,” David J. Shulkin, USA Today, September 15, 2016.

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