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BECKLEY - The Beckley VA Medical Center will host a Mental Health Summit highlighting recent advances in improving veterans' care. The summit will take place at the National Mine Health & Safety Academy from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9.

The summit will cover topics including access, suicide prevention, changing use of opioids in pain management, evidenced based psychotherapy, military sexual trauma and whole health.

The 2018 Mental Health Summit has been approved for eight West Virginia social work, counseling, and nursing continuing education units (CEUs).

The summit is open to medical professionals, veterans and their families at no cost. Speakers volunteer their time, and the Mining Academy has donated the location. Participants must have valid ID to enter the Mine Academy property.

To register, contact Meghan Brown at meghan.brown3@va.gov.

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