U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (2020). Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (OMHSP).
OMHSP improves the quality and availability of a full continuum of behavioral and mental health services, including prevention strategies, outpatient, residential, and inpatient treatments, and recovery and rehabilitation services to promote optimal mental health and quality of life, and reduce illness, death, disability and cost resulting from mental disorders including and substance use disorders (SUD) among Veterans. Through the Suicide Prevention Program, VA is taking a comprehensive public health, multi-faceted approach to address suicide for all Veterans. This approach uses bundled strategies for prevention that cut across various sectors — faith communities, employers, schools, and health care organizations, for example — to reach Veterans where they live and thrive. Learn ways to connect with VA providers using telehealth options and schedule or reschedule your appointment online. If you are requesting a new mental health appointment, please call your local VA and they will work to arrange an appointment for you. If you need same day access for mental health services, call your local VA to request this and you will be connected to care.