Veterans Mental Health Summit

Dallas College is hosting its 5th annual Veterans Mental Health Summit and Resource Fair on Sept. 28, 2023.

Stronger Together:
Building Community Connections for Thriving After Military Service

What: Presentations and discussion groups will focus on positive psychology and ways to build connections and thrive in life after the military.

Who: Veterans, mental health practitioners, students, employees and veteran supporters are encouraged to attend. The summit is a collaborative education and outreach initiative between Dallas College’s offices of Military Connected Services (MCS) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), in connection with the VA North Texas Healthcare System and several local veteran service organizations.


Date, Time, and Location

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Dallas College Brookhaven Campus

3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75244
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(Virtual live stream available)

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9-9:15 a.m.

  • Dr. Carlos Cruz
    Associate Vice Chancellor, Well Being and Social Support, Dallas College
  • Dr. Stephanie Hill
    Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Life and Engagement, Dallas College

9:15-9:50 a.m.

Opening Remarks: The Scourge of Alienation and the Promise of Connection

9:50-10 a.m.


10-10:50 a.m.

Panel 1: Social Isolation and Loss of Community in the Aftermath of Military Service

10:50-11 a.m.


11-11:50 a.m.

Breakout Session 1
  • Room A – Live Stream
    Dr. Vernesa Perry   Disability Accommodations, Director, Texas Wesleyan University
  • Room B – Suicide Prevention
    Laura Lee   VA North Texas
  • Courtyard – Community through Art
    Tanya Mac   Cohen Clinic

Noon-1 p.m.

Lunch, Exhibit Hall, Resource Fair “Road Show” – Live Stream

1-1:50 p.m.

Breakout Session 2
  • Room A – Live Stream
    Dr. Misty Ely   Clinical Director, Symbios Integrative Health
  • Room B – What is a Veteran
    Christopher Holland and Greta Sherman    VA Rep, VA North Texas
  • Courtyard – Community through Art
    Tanya Mac   Cohen Clinic

1:50-2 p.m.


2-2:45 p.m.

Panel 2: The Promise of Connection: Community Re-engagement in the Aftermath of Military Service

2:45-3 p.m.

Plenary Discussion and Wrap-up