2018 Veterans Affairs Mental Health Summit

August 1, 2018 7:40 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Reducing Suicide Risk and Improving Access to Mental Health Services of Veterans and their Family Members

The sixth annual Veterans Mental Health and Homeless Summit is to bring together key stakeholders in the community with the goal of enhancing access to mental health services and increasing awareness of factors related to suicide risk for Veterans residing in the greater Rochester area and surrounding counties.

7:45 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and vendor table display set-up
8:30 - 9:10 a.m.

Welcome and charge for the meeting

- Review of 2017 summit findings
- Review of executive order
- Purpose of summit

Speakers: VA Summit Coordinator and VOC Representative

9:10 - 10:10 a.m.

Plenary session: Suicide prevention for all veterans

Speakers: Experts from suicide prevention

10:10 - 10:30 a.m.

Highlighting women veterans' experience

Speakers: Rochester Vet Center

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.


10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

All audience discussion and questions for experts

Speakers: Morning presenters

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch, networking, and vendor tables
12:50 - 1:15 p.m.

NY Serves presentation

1:15 - 1:30 p.m.

Plenary session: Reaching veterans in all six counties

Speaker: VA Summit Planner

1:30 - 3 p.m.

Afternoon breakout sessions:

- Session #1: Monroe County
- Session #2: Livingston, Ontario, and Yates Counties
- Session #3: Seneca and Wayne Counties

Speakers: Representatives from multiple resources

3 - 3:30 p.m.

Wrap-up: Review of opportunities, action items, and adjournment

Speaker: VA Summit Coordinator



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Directions and Parking

For driving and parking directions, see the campus map. The closest lots to the Shults Center are A, F, and G.

Chad Van Gorder, Veterans' Enrollment Coordinator
585-389-5017 or



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