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Suicide Prevention graphic:  Veterans Crisis Line:  800-273-8255, press 1.Suicide Prevention Month
Nationwide, an average of 20 Veterans a day take their own lives. The medical center's Suicide Prevention Team is taking awareness to the streets this month with a number of outreach activities.
End overdose graphicOverdose Awareness Week
August 26-30, 2019 is Overdose Awareness Week and the health professionals at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center are helping to spread the word that overdoses are preventable.
The medical center's Chaplain Service will host two new Warrior to Soul Mate workshops in September and October.Reclaiming Your Relationships
Warrior to Soul Mate, the free, two-day couples’ workshop, helps Veterans and their partners renew their relationships after military service.
The Veterans Canteen Service staff poses for a team photo prior to the grand opening on July 25, 2019.PatriotCafe Opens
PatriotCafe is open after an extensive project to renovate the kitchen, dining room, refrigeration and permit the installation of new serving equipment which allowed VCS to expand its food offerings.
The PatriotCafé opens July 25.Cafe Grand Opening
After an extensive year-long renovation, the PatriotCafe will open July 25 to offer Veterans, visitors and staff members a better dining experience and expanded menu items.
Dr. Michael Harris-Love measures the muscle mass of a Veteran at the Washington DC VA Medical Center.New Investigator Award
Dr. Michael Harris-Love, Clinical Investigator and Associate Director of the Human Performance Research Unit, has been recognized by APTA with the 2019 Eugene Michels New Investigator Award.
Recipients of the AMVETS Awards, including Connie Elliot and Gloria Hairston (center) were recognized at the Annual AMVETS Awards Banquet.AMVETS Honors two DC VAMC Employees
AMVETS, Department of Washington, DC, honors DC VAMC team members in a ceremony June 22, 2019.
Vet Centers across the nation are celebrating 40 years of service to Veterans and their family members.Celebrating 40 Years
The Vet Centers in DC and Silver Spring, Maryland are marking 40 years of national service with Community Open Houses on June 19 and 20, 2019.
About 25 women Veterans and their family members attended Showers of Joy on May 18, 2019.Showers of Joy
On Saturday, May 18, 2019, the DC Vet Center was transformed into a festive baby shower venue for expectant women Veterans and their family members.
On June 6, the VA will launch the MISSION Act which will make several improvements in VA health care.MISSION Act
The MISSION Act will strengthen VA's ability to deliver trusted, easy-to-access, high quality care at VA facilities, virtually through telehealth, and in your community.

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