We will be discussing the ways that the VA is combatting suicide.Dr. Matthew Miller is the Executive Director for VA Suicide Prevention for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he leads a team dedicated to the implementation and reinforcement of evidence-based community and clinical interventions addressing suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
Dr. Miller previously served as the Director of the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL). Under his leadership, VCL became the world’s largest and most efficient suicide crisis call center. He began his VA career as the Chief of Mental Health at Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw, MI, where he later became the Deputy Chief of Staff.
Dr. Miller received his PhD from Michigan State University and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Miller is an Air Force Veteran. He completed his professional residency in Clinical Psychology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center and served as the Chief of Mental Health at a Joint Services Pilot Training Wing. Dr. Miller was responsible for overseeing outpatient mental health operations for all active duty service members and dependents within the installation community. In addition, he was head of the installation’s suicide prevention, alcohol and drug demand reduction, critical incident response and family advocacy programs.
NOTE: This event is presented by One More Day Inc., a Veteran-Operated nonprofit VSO/MSO dedicated to ending the loss of our nation’s cherished Veterans at the hands of suicide. The AMAC Foundation is partnering with One More Day as part of the AMAC Veterans 2021 Project. If you have any questions, or to register for this event, please contact One More Day Suicide Prevention at 208-600-4571 or visit their website at http://www.suicide-prevention.org or Facebook.com/onemoreday.