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Deloitte and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Convene Federal Executive Panel to Discuss Government-Wide Approaches to Reducing Veteran Suicide

19 Oct 2022 — 3 min read


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ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 17, 2022 – Deloitte and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will convene a diverse group of government leaders to discuss ongoing federal efforts to reduce Veterans’ suicide risk, with a particular focus on women, rural, and Native American/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Veterans.


What: Veteran Suicide Prevention Workshop – Executive Remarks Panel

Who: Gil Cisneros, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, U.S. Department of Defense

Dr. Shereef Elnahal, Under Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Terri Tanielian, Special Assistant to the President for Veterans Affairs, White House Domestic Policy Council

When: Thursday, October 19, 2022, 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Where: Zoom ( )

Details: The panel discussion is part of an immersive, two-day workshop hosted by Deloitte and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to identify near-term and actionable strategies that can help reduce suicide risk among women, rural, and Native American/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Veterans.

The panel discussion will be the first time that all three government leaders appear in the same room to discuss this critical issue.

About Deloitte

Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including nearly 90% of the Fortune 500® and more than 7,000 private companies. Our people come together for the greater good and work across the industry sectors that drive and shape today’s marketplace — delivering measurable and lasting results that help reinforce public trust in our capital markets, inspire clients to see challenges as opportunities to transform and thrive, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthier society. Deloitte is proud to be part of the largest global professional services network serving our clients in the markets that are most important to them. Building on more than 175 years of service, our network of member firms spans more than 150 countries and territories. Learn how Deloitte’s approximately 415,000 people worldwide connect for impact at

About American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide, including those who have experienced a loss. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through public education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, with an Advocacy office in Washington, DC, AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states including Puerto Rico, with programs and events nationwide. Learn more about AFSP in its latest Annual Report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


Media Contacts

Daniel Jacobs, Public Relations, Deloitte Services LP, +1 (703) 340-3625, [email protected]

María de los Ángeles Corral, AFSP VP of Public Relations, 917-439-2946, [email protected]

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