Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Tucson VA’s suicide prevention team to host Veteran resource fair
September 1, 2017
TUCSON, AZ –The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) Suicide Prevention Team will be hosting a resource fair on Friday, September 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the R.E. Lindsey Jr. Auditorium, Building 4 at 3601 S. 6th Ave. Tucson, AZ 85723.
The fair is open to all Veterans, military service members, and their families. The fair will feature several VA and community support programs that are available to Veterans and their families. Tucson VA staff and community agencies will also be on hand to offer on-the-spot assistances and address questions or concerns on an individual basis.
A free lunch will be provided while supplies last.
September is recognized as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and Veteran suicide prevention is the top clinical priority for the VA.
We also want to remind Veterans, their families, and friends that they can call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1 (800) 273-8255 and press 1 during a crisis, or visit www.veteranscrisisline.net to learn about the warning signs of suicide and find resources. The Tucson VA also has a 24/7 Emergency Department where Veterans can come if they need immediate assistance during a crisis.
Veterans can follow the Tucson VA on Facebook and Twitter or sign up to receive email updates at www.tucson.va.gov to get the latest information on what is happening at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System.
For more information on the resource fair, please contact Dan Cook at (520) 792-1450 ext. 6415.
For media inquiries, please contact the SAVAHCS Public Affairs office at (520) 629-1819.