Mental Health and Suicide Among Veterans

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Time: 10:30 AM Location: Russell Senate Office Building SR-418

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Agenda

PANEL I

Harold Kudler, MD, Chief Consultant for Mental Health Services, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs

Accompanied By:

Caitlin Thompson, PhD, Deputy Director, Suicide Prevention

Dean D. Krahn, MD, Deputy Director, Office of Mental Health Operations

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PANEL II

 

Susan Selke, mother of Clay Hunt, a deceased Marine Corps combat veteran

Valerie Pallotta, mother of Joshua Pallotta, a deceased Vermont National Guard combat veteran

Vincent Vanata, MSgt, USMC (Ret.), Combat Stress Recovery Program Participant, Wounded Warrior Project

Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, COL, USA (Ret.), Chief Clinical Officer, District of Columbia’s Department of Mental Health

Blayne Smith, Executive Director, Team Red, White and Blue

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Witnesses

  1. Dr. Harold Kudler
    Chief Consultant for Mental Health Services
    Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
  2. Mrs. Susan Selke
    Mother of Clay Hunt
    Katy , Texas
  3. Mrs. Valerie Pallotta
    Mother of Joshua Pallotta
    Colchester , Vermont
  4. Vincent Vanata, MSgt, USMC (Ret.)
    Combat Stress Recovery Program Participant
    Wounded Warrior Project
  5. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, COL, USA (Ret.)
    Chief Clinical Officer
    District of Columbia's Department of Mental Health
  6. Mr. Blayne Smith
    Executive Director
    Team Red, White and Blue

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