VETFAMSA is a coalition of mental health providers other health practitioners, educators, members of the VA and Veteran Services Agencies, Active and Retired Military and their families, emergency services, and various other community members. We have pledged to support all men and women of the armed services, and their families and loved ones here in the Hudson Valley. We work to:
July 12, 2016: Free suicide prevention training called SafeTALK
Salvation Army - 99 Ball Street - Port Jervis, NY
Learn critical skills to prevent suicide that everyone should know to prevent suicide.
TO RESERVE A SEAT: Dr. Lori Arella 845-226-4218 - DrLoriA@gmail.com
November 20, 2013: The Northern Dutchess News & Creative Living ran an article and the Veterans Arts Showcase.
July 7, 2013: The online Journal News posted follow-up coverage of the VETFAMSA-hosted, Intersections Co-sponsored Sister Spirit: An All Women Veteran Civilian Dialogue (Co-facilitators Mary Wagner and Lori Arella) which took place on May 31, 2013.
Born and raised in New Paltz, NY, Larry Winters entered the United States Marine Corps after high school and served in Vietnam 1969-1970. Twenty-five years later, by then a licensed mental health counselor at Four Winds Hospital in Katonah, he returned to Vietnam with other health care professionals to study P.T.S.D. in the Vietnamese people and to make peace with his past. Larry is a widely published poet, men's group leader and group psychotherapist. This is his story.
Learn more about Mr. Winters and this and other books at his website.
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, and text-messaging service.
Veterans and their families and friends can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.