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Suicide prevention

VA Pittsburgh health care suicide prevention coordinators can connect you with ongoing counseling and services. They work with our behavioral health providers and community organizations to assist Veterans who are managing emotional or mental health crises. This local team is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you're a Veteran in crisis or you're concerned about a Veteran in crisis, and need immediate assistance, please reach out to the Veterans Crisis Line at 988 option 1.

Connect with a care coordinator

Andrew Klein MSW, LSW

Suicide Prevention Coordinator

VA Pittsburgh health care

Phone: 412-360-6515

Bree Piper MSW, LCSW

Community Engagement & Partnership Coordinator

VA Pittsburgh health care

Phone: 412-360-6515

Cari Harley MSSA, LISW-S

REACH Vet/Suicide Prevention Coordinator

VA Pittsburgh health care

Phone: 412-360-6515

Daniel Merchant MSW, LCSW

Suicide Prevention Coordinator

VA Pittsburgh health care

Phone: 412-360-6515

Laura Liang MSW, LCSW

Suicide Prevention Coordinator

VA Pittsburgh health care

Phone: 412-360-6515

Nicole Gallagher MSW, LISW-S

Community Engagement & Partnership Coordinator

VA Pittsburgh health care

Phone: 412-360-6515

Sarah Saucier MSW, LCSW

Suicide Prevention Program Supervisor

VA Pittsburgh health care

Phone: 412-360-6515

Stefany Munsch MSW, LCSW

Suicide Prevention Coordinator

VA Pittsburgh health care

Phone: 412-360-6515

Care we provide at VA Pittsburgh

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

Veterans in immediate crisis should dial 988 and press 1.

Whether you're a Veteran or you're concerned about someone who is, call the Veterans Crisis Line for free, private help and local resources.

Phone: 988 (select 1)
Hours: 24/7

S.A.V.E. Suicide Prevention Training

Join VA Pittsburgh’s Suicide Prevention Team for a quarterly S.A.V.E. Training or request a class for your organization.

WHAT IS VA S.A.V.E. TRAINING?

VA S.A.V.E. Training is a free, brief course that will help you act with care and compassion if you come across a Veteran who is in crisis or having thoughts of suicide. The acronym S.A.V.E. helps you remember the important steps involved in suicide prevention:

  1. Know the Signs that indicate a Veteran might be thinking about suicide. 
  2. Ask the most important question of all - “Are you thinking of killing yourself?” 
  3. Validate the Veteran’s experience. 
  4. Encourage treatment and Expedite getting help.

2024 schedule – all classes start at noon:

  • March 21
  • June 20
  • Sept. 19
  • Dec. 19

Join online at: 

VA Pittsburgh S.A.V.E Training Presentation
Meeting ID: 216 378 107 035 
Passcode: aP7oPp

Request a Group Training

To schedule a S.A.V.E. Training for your organization, group, class or workplace, contact VAPHS’s Suicide Prevention Team at 412-360-6515.

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