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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 Connecticut 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.

How do I talk to someone right now?

Find out how to get support anytime, day or night.

Connect with a care coordinator

Our suicide prevention coordinators can help you get ongoing support, like counseling and other services. Coordinators are available during regular business hours.

Jessica Casella LCSW

Suicide Prevention Coordinator (West Haven)

VA Connecticut health care

Phone: 203-508-7818


Latonya Harts LCSW

Suicide Prevention Coordinator (Newington)

VA Connecticut health care

Phone: 860-666-6951 ext, 6893


Karyn Brien

Suicide Prevention Coordinator

VA Connecticut health care

Phone: 203-932-5711, ext. 8319


Care we provide at VA Connecticut health care

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