Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Suicide Prevention Program

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

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General Information
Description of ServiceVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Suicide Prevention Program serves to facilitate implementation of suicide prevention strategies throughout VAPHS with the goal of raising awareness and prevention efforts throughout the system as guided by VA Central Office (VACO).

The Suicide Prevention Team consists of social workers (a coordinator and case manager), who strive to achieve this goal through a variety of means. Outreach activities that provide education to veterans, families, and providers both inside VAPHS and I the surrounding community are completed monthly by the team to increase awareness about suicide risk factors and warning signs, as well as available treatment options to those in need. The team provides psychoeducatioanl groups to assist VAPHS veterans.

Program staff works collaboratively with VA Crisis Line and VA Homeless Hotline to assist in providing follow up to crisis calls, and in many cases, assist with accessing care. Suicide Prevention is also tasked with providing regular case management to those veterans determined to be a high risk for suicide, providing assistance with access to care and monitoring their well-being during the period of highest risk (30 days after behavioral health hospitalization).
Geographical AreaAllegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland
Intake ProcedureFor more information, call 412-360-3412.
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Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

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Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
EligibilityYou may be eligible for VA benefits if you are a: veteran; veteran's dependent; surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran; uniformed service member; present or former reservist or National Guard member.
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 University Drive
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15240
Mail Attention To VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Main Phone 412-822-2222
Hotline Phone Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) or text Get Help NOW to 838255
Emergency/After Hours Phone 24-hour toll-free: 866-482-7488
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Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
Affiliated Program: VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
This Service: Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Suicide Prevention Program
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Active Military (YN-0500)
Family Psychoeducation (RR-5150.2000)
Psychiatric Case Management (RP-6400.8000-600)
Suicide Prevention Programs (RR-5150.5000-800)
Veterans (YN-9000)