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According to Mirror staff reports

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will host the first in a five-part series of virtual town halls for veterans from 5-6:30 p.m. on March 16. The topic will be suicide prevention among veterans, with a focus on available support and resources. .

Attendees can interrogate live presenters during WebEx through the chat feature.

The presenters for this first event will be Brig. Gen. Maureen Weigl, DMVA Deputy Adjutant General for Veterans Affairs, and Rick Hamp of DMVA, Pennsylvania Lead for Federal Veterans Administration, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health and Challenge Services of the governor to prevent suicide among service members, veterans and their families.

“We are thrilled to interact with veterans and their advocates to let them know they are not alone, help is available,” Weigl said. “About 20 veterans commit suicide every day across America, but it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s important that we continue the conversation and let veterans know about the resources available to support them. This town hall is a way to achieve this goal.

The series will provide the approximately 800,000 Commonwealth veterans with a convenient platform to learn and ask questions about the programs and services earned through their military service.

The remaining Virtual Veterans Town Hall 2022 events will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. on May 18, with the theme of serving older Veterans; July 13, Resources for Homeless Veterans; September 14, transportation problems faced by veterans; and November 2, honoring veterans for their service and sacrifice.

Visit the DMVA website at, Twitter or Facebook pages two weeks before each town hall for the WebEx link.

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