Third Annual Suicide Prevention Summit on YouTube

The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs hosted its Third Annual Suicide Prevention Summit virtually on Friday, Sept. 18.

The Summit’s guest speakers included:

· Aimee Johnson, LCSW Program Analyst, VHA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

· Jennifer True, Ph. D. Investigator, South Central Mental Illness, Research, Education and Clinical Center

· Dawn Schiro, LSCW-BACS, MSW Suicide Prevention Social Worker Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System

· Matt Bailey Veteran Champion, VISION Project

The speakers addressed safe firearm storage, safety planning as an effective form of intervention for suicide prevention and preventing suicide by firearms or other lethal means.

You can now view the Summit in its entirety on LDVA’s YouTube channel at

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