FORT COLLINS — Larimer County and health-care partners will sponsor a one-day wellness summit for veterans, caretakers, family members and veterans service providers.
The event, Aug. 15 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, is hosted by the county Behavioral Health Services and the Department of Health and Environment, the Northern Colorado and Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Imagine Zero, and the Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
The event is free to attend, and lunch will be provided to those registered at www.bit.ly/veterans2023.
Session topics include well-being, information about suicide prevention, access to care and harm reduction.
According to a 2022 report published by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the veteran suicide rate in Colorado was significantly higher than both the national veteran suicide rate and the national general population suicide rate.
The goal of the event will be to provide a forum for participants to connect and share resources in support of veteran well-being.