May 18, 2021

Risks & Resources when Caring for Veterans

Caring for Veterans

Risks & Resources

Now Streaming On-Demand | Originally Aired 5-18-21

Veterans have made tremendous sacrifices on our behalf. At AuthoraCare Collective we believe it is never too late to thank a veteran for their service. We participate in the national We Honor Veterans program which includes raising awareness of the needs of veterans in our community. This commitment has inspired us to partner with the Veterans Administration to highlight the fact that Veterans in our community are at higher risk for mental health issues, including suicide. Many people are not comfortable having conversations about mental health and suicide and are unsure of when and how to find available resources.

Watch the Webinar On-Demand

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the importance of addressing the mental health needs of Veterans and why they are at higher risk to have a mental health crisis.
  • Learn how to talk to a Veteran about mental health and suicide and when to reach out for additional support.
  • Learn about available resources for Veterans and how to access them.

Meet Our Panelists

Tiffany Hall, MSW, LCSW is a native of Winston-Salem, NC and co-chair of NC Chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Tiffany is currently employed at the Salisbury VA Medical Center as a Clinical Social Worker with the Suicide Prevention Team. Tiffany received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from UNC Greensboro and a Master of Social Work degree from USC. Tiffany is a current board member of Mental Health Association of Forsyth County. Tiffany is passionate about suicide prevention and mental health education. She is a 3 time suicide loss survivor and hopes that her efforts can bring an end to suicide and reduce the stigma of mental health. In her spare time, Tiffany & family, enjoys Karaoke and everything Marvel.

Carmen Haskins, MSW, LCSW began volunteering at the age of 16 for the Special Olympics and worked her way up to coaching. Her work was with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a group home setting, where the focus was to foster independence in the community. She next began her work with children and families through Intensive In-Home Therapy under HNNCSB. Carmen is currently employed at the Salisbury VA Medical Center, as a Clinical Social Worker with the Suicide Prevention Team. Carmen received her Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) from High Point University in 2005. She completed her Master of Social Work (Clinical) at Norfolk State University in 2010. Helping people suffering from trauma is a passion of hers.

Diane Stinson, MSW, LCSW, LCSW-R, is a Clinical Social Worker, dually licensed in NC and NY. Ms. Stinson earned her MSW at Fordham University 1993. She started her career in Pediatrics at the Westchester Medical Center in NY, to inpatient and outpatient positions with the Behavioral Health Center. In January 2013 Ms. Stinson began her career with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Suicide Prevention in the Bronx, NY. In October 2014 Ms. Stinson accepted a position at the Durham VAMC in a Primary Care Clinic and relocated to North Carolina, where she loves the climate. In September 2017 Ms. Stinson returned to Suicide Prevention and is currently working at the Kernersville Health Care Clinic as a member of the Salisbury Suicide Prevention team.

Meet Our Moderator

Risa Hanau, LCSW is the Clinical and Community Educator at AuthoraCare Collective. Risa is a seasoned presenter and teacher in the area of end-of-life and ethics. She is a member of the Cone Health Ethics Committee. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker by training and holds a Master of Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania.