Tune in May 22 for a Facebook Live featuring VA mental health apps and telemental offerings



VA Video Connect Facebook live event information

 

Join VA’s Office of Connected Care and the Army Wife Network on Wednesday, May 22 at 12 p.m. ET for a Facebook Live event featuring VA Mental Health Apps and TeleMental Offering.

Dr. David Carroll,  Executive Director VA Mental Health Operations; Dr. Christina Armstrong, Clinical Psychologist, Connected Health Implementation Strategies and Crystal Niehoff, President, the Amry Wife Network, will answer audience questions on these technologies and discuss how these technologies are helping to deliver care when and where it is needed.

With VA Mental Health Apps, Veterans can use technology they already have, like a personal computer, tablet or smartphone, to help them manage PTSD-related symptoms and stress with support on learning to practice mindfulness and strengthening parenting skills. Many of these apps are designed to supplement work with a therapist and add to care between appointments. Others are self-guided and can help with tips for managing stress tracking progress over time.

Last May, VA expanded Telehealth by allowing providers to treat patients across state lines, enabling more Veterans nationwide to receive care at home.  This also expanded TeleMental offerings and provides Veterans’ access to critical mental care virtually — such as mental health care and suicide prevention.

During the Facebook Live event, our experts will discuss how these technologies are helping to deliver care when and share information about future enhancements of these tools and technologies.

Participating in the event is easy:

  • Register here to get a reminder about the event.
  • Visit Army Wife Network’s Facebook page on May 22, 2019, at 12 p.m. ET.
    • Click on the video, make sure that it is unmuted and turn up the sound.
    • If you would like to participate in the discussion, type your questions into the comments section of the video, and experts will respond during or following the event.

Be sure to tune in. For those unable to attend at that time, the event video will be archived and available on Army Wife Network’s Facebook page for later viewing.

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Comments

  1. Debra E Gray    

    My 21 + years as a spouse of a Active Duty & USAFRES …I supported him & our country . HE took his life 6 months after retirement! I have never stopped seeking help & the truth brought out! Doors just shut! I even called the crisis line! Never a follow up! The only answer I’ve ever received is a “technicality in paperwork” …. please don’t allow me, you or your loved ones to get another door shut …We are humans….humanity trumps technicalities!
    I see ALL THESE PROGRAMS & HELP SITES,
    TO THIS DAY….& I have never stopped requesting help … NEVER HAVE I BEEN CONTACTED? Actually, Washington DC “a civilian “ told me she closed my case & no further contact would be made!
    This was , again! I met with a VA REP & I received
    My husbands dd214 & enlistment & retirement forms… BUT NO FOLLOW UP, as told! I’ve been told by other surviving spouses or a text..your .. .right, good luck…contact your State Representative & Congressman….Where are all these posted “Help”
    Programs??? A devastating journey! Action!!!!
    Yes, ya think? ❤️

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