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4 easy ways to apply:

1. In person at the nearest VA facility; 
2. Online
3. Toll-free hotline: 877-222-8387; or 
4. Mailing a VA Form 10-10EZ to: 
        Health Eligibility Center
       2957 Clairmont Rd., Suite 200
      Atlanta, GA 30329.


 

Suicide prevention

If you're a Veteran who is thinking of hurting yourself—or you know a Veteran who’s considering this—we can help. Our VA Albany health care suicide prevention coordinators can get you the support you need. They work with our behavioral health providers and community organizations to assist Veterans who are managing emotional or mental health crises.

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Care we provide at VA Albany health care

  • Suicide prevention care coordinators
  • Suicide prevention case managers
  • Gun safety locks

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Connect with a Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Our suicide prevention coordinator can help you get ongoing support, like counseling and other services. Coordinators are available during regular business hours and can be reached by emailing our Suicide Prevention Team at:

VHASPCNY-528A8ALNSuicidePreventionTeam@va.gov.  

You may also contact the Stratton VA Suicide Prevention program coordinator below.

Albany VAMC Suicide Prevention Coordinator Michele Woodcock

Michele Woodcock

Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Social Worker

VA Albany health care

Phone:

Email: michele.woodcock@va.gov

Community Engagement and Partnership program (CEPP)

The program focuses on identifying at-risk service-members, Veterans and their families; increasing screening for suicide risk, promoting interaction and improving care transitions, as well as increasing safety and safety planning to promote healthier outcomes.  This is accomplish through Coalition Development and Management, Community Education and Community Engagement.

Stratton VA's CEPP  covers 18 counties (Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Fulton, Montgomery, Clinton, Otsego, Franklin, Schoharie, Essex, Delaware, Hamilton, Greene, Warren, Columbia, Washington and Ulster).  It's important to note that VA has a CEPP based out of every VA Hospital across New York State. 

You may contact the Stratton VA Community Engagement and Partnership Coordinators (CEPC) coordinator below.

Albany VA CEPC, Suicide Prevention

Jennifer Stiletto Smith (formerly Curatolo) LCSW-R

Community Engagement Partnership Coordinator, Suicide Prevention

VA Albany health care

Phone:

Email: jennifer.stilettosmith@va.gov

Albany VA CEPC, Suicide Prevention

Michelle Chavarria LCSW

Community Engagement Partnership Coordinator, Suicide Prevention

VA Albany health care

Phone:

Email: Michelle.Chavarria@va.gov