Approximately 7,300 per year or about 22 Veterans are committing suicide per day which amounts to a devastating National Crisis. In reaction to this crisis, the Society of Ibero-Latin American Medical Professionals (SILAMP) will hold “Effective Response to the Veterans Suicide Crisis Summit: Prevention and Action”.
This Summit will be held at the Philadelphia County Medical Society, at 2100 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130 on April 27, 2019 from 7:30 am-5 pm. Our organization has partnered with Veterans, Veteran-Advocates as well as collaborated with the Pennsylvania Governor’s Commission for Latino Affairs (GACLA) to bring the Philadelphia Region this important event. Our Summit mission is to effectively problem solve, generate realistic action plans and guidelines in effort to help solve this problem.
This conference will consist of Veterans, Medical Professionals, Politicians, and Leaders who are concerned about this crisis. It’s critical that everyone work collectively to develop impactful solutions to suicide risk that meet the needs of America’s service members and Veterans. The theme of this event is creating Government and Healthcare that Works for our Veterans!
- To learn more about the VA’s Offices Suicide Prevention resources for Vets and those who want to assist them, please visit https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention.
- Veterans who are in crisis or having thoughts of suicide, and those who know a Veteran in crisis, can contact the Veterans Crisis Line for confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Call 800-273-8255 and press 1, send a text message to 838255 or chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat.