Local organizations are working on ways to increase access to mental health services for veterans in mid-Missouri. Friday, the Harry S. Truman Hospital hosted a Veteran Affairs Mental Health and Homeless Summit. L. Stephen Gairth of the Public Affairs Office at the Hospital said this has become an annual event.
Representatives from The Salvation Army, The Missouri Department of Mental Health and other local veteran agencies came together to discuss mental health in the veteran community. In total, about 50 people were in attendance for the summit.
“It really creates an environment where we can build on the existing partnership and really enhance the engagement that we have with those state and local organizations,” said Gairth.