The Craig Fahle Show

Assessing Veteran's Mental Health Services

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Summit will provide an opportunity for the Detroit VA Healthcare System to establish and enhance positive working relationships with community partners, and to nurture community engagement to better address the broad mental health care needs of Veterans and their families.

Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in sessions such as, “Stopping the Revolving Door: Reducing Overuse of ED and Inpatient Services”; “Identification and Treatment of Domestic Violence”; “Screening and Treatment of Sexual Trauma” and “Treatment and Management of TBI”. In total, there are 24 different topics of discussion in the breakout sessions

The Detroit VA Healthcare System’s Mental Health Clinic serves 20,000 Veterans each year and has a staff of 140 mental health professionals. As part of the President's initiative to increase the quality of mental health care and availability, Detroit’s VA hospital has added 19 mental health professionals in the last year. Also in early January, it opened a new $4 million mental health outpatient clinic.