VA Hospital Plans Mental Health Summit

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia is planning a mental health summit to highlight advances in veterans’ care. The Beckley VA Medical Center says the summit is set for Aug. 9. The event will take place at the National Mine Health & Safety Academy from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

VA officials say the goal is to enhance the mental health and well-being of veterans and their families through better collaboration between the VA and the community.

The summit will cover such topics as access to care, suicide prevention and the changing use of opioids in pain management.

The event is open to medical professionals, veterans and their families at no cost.

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