Congressional Men’s Health Caucus to Hold Briefing on Veterans and Active Military: Mental Health and Suicide Issues

Men’s Health Network in collaboration with the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, Congressmen Markwayne Mullin (OK) and Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ) will hold the “Veterans and Active Military: Mental Health and Suicide Issues” briefing on January 15 in 2045 Rayburn House Office Building. The briefing will inform members of Congress and their staff about the pressing mental health problems affecting veterans and active military while highlighting the work that key agencies are engaged in.


RSVP is encouraged, but not required. Please contact Damien Christian at or 202-543-6461 x 101 for more information or to RSVP.


WHAT:           Veterans and Active Military: Mental Health and Suicide Issues


WHO:              Representative Markwayne Mullin; Oklahoma (Confirmed)

Representative Donald Payne, Jr.; New Jersey (Confirmed)


Department of Defense (DoD)

Defense Suicide Prevention Program (DSPO)

Adam K Walsh, PhD, LCSW

DSPO Director of Research and Program Evaluation


Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Keita Franklin, LCSW, PhD

National Director, Suicide Prevention

Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Richard T. McKeon, PhD, MPH

Chief, Suicide Prevention Branch


Veterans Health Council

Maureen Elias, MA

Assistant Director


WHEN:           Tuesday, January 15, 2019

12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m. (Lunch will be included)


WHERE:         2045 Rayburn House Office Building


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