Veteran suicide prevention campaign to be discussed in Westfield

Hampden County

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A round-table for a statewide veteran suicide prevention campaign will be starting Monday in Westfield.

Massachusetts Representative John Velis is among the state and local officials who will convene for a round-table discussion on Home Base’s Statewide Suicide Prevention Campaign.

The event will be from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Western Massachusetts Hospital on 91 East Mountain Road.

Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program, is the largest private-sector clinic in the country dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families. 

According to a news release sent to 22News, the state legislature has recognized and supported Home Base’s effective and successful treatment model in recent state budgets, including an allocation of $1.3 million for the current fiscal year. The Legislature continues to partner with Home Base to expand Veterans’ mental health services statewide.

22News will be there to cover the event and you can watch the full report on 22News starting at 5.

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