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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 Salem 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. You can reach the Suicide Prevention Team at 540-982-2463, ext. 2436.

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.

Betty Gillespie PhD

Interim Suicide Prevention Coordinator

VA Salem health care

Phone: 540-982-2463 Ext. 2607

Email: vhaspcva-658SAMSuicidePreventionTeam@va.gov

Sarah Buyck

Mental Health Coordinator

VA Salem health care

Phone: 540-982-2463, ext. 3758

Email: VHASPCVA-658SAMSuicidePreventionTeam@va.gov

Susan Hunley LCSW

Suicide Prevention Case Manager

VA Salem health care

Phone: 540-982-2463 Ext. 2899

Email: VHASPCVA-658SAMSuicidePreventionTeam@va.gov

Katie Foust LCSW

Suicide Prevention Case Manager

VA Salem health care

Phone: 540-982-2463 Ext. 2512

Email: VHASPCVA-658SAMSuicidePreventionTeam@va.gov

Care we provide at VA Salem

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