SC Chapter sponsored Mental Health Summit with Dorn VA

AFSP Chapter played an active role in the first Veterans Affairs Mental Health Summit on September 11

mark and carol graham

Major General (U S Army Retired) Mark Graham and wife Carol

President Obama ordered all Veterans Affairs centers to conduct a mental health summit to promote good mental health and suicide prevention among military veterans and their families.  The South Carolina chapter partnered with the Dorn VA to sponsor keynote speakers General Mark Graham and his wife Carol on September 11.  The Grahams lost their younger son to suicide and several months later their older son to injuries sustained from an IED in Afghanistan.  SC Area Director Helen Pridgen was the opening presenter, explaining the role of AFSP and services provided nationally and to the community.  Board members Vanessa Riley, Monica McConnell, Melissa Craft, Susan Parlier, Frank Baron and Tom Robinson attended, as well.