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As Nevada struggled to respond to the pandemic, Northern and Southern Nevada experienced Adult Mental Health Services budget cuts.
Due to the urgent needs and fragile nature of Nevadans within those impacted communities, the level of Pre Pandemic funding is critical and must be restored.
Nevada State Office of Veterans Services has seen a 11.90 percent reduction in service to veterans.
Las Vegas is one of seven cities chosen by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to participate in the inaugural Mayor’s Challenge to prevent suicide among service members, veterans and their families.
The goal of the Mayor’s Challenge is to eliminate suicide by using a comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention. Last month VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin said, “Of the 20 suicides a day that we reported last year, 14 were not under VA care.” This presents unique challenges in reaching and treating these individuals in need, which this program seeks to address.
The VA health care systems within the seven selected cities will participate in a policy academy process that up until now has been available only to states and territories. The effort will focus on outreach, education and awareness.
My administration will address the need for local Mental Health Services for Veterans.