Dublin, Georgia will soon be home to a new VA mental health clinic.
Set to be complete by the end of 2017, the structure will be an expansion of the Carl Vinaon VA Medical Center dedicated to mental health and wellness. The new facility was announced this past week by Senator Johnny Isakson and the center’s director, Maryalice Morrow.
In an article by 41NBC’s Skyler Henry, Morrow stated that the $8 million, 23,000 square-foot center is designed to “[bring] all of our outpatient mental health services together into a single, state-of-the-art healing environment for some of our most vulnerable veterans.”
Senator Isakson, who serves as chair of the Senate’s Veterans’ Affairs Committee, is very supportive of the new facility and the services it will offer:
“22 veterans a day commit suicide. That’s 8,000 a year that we lose to suicide. Many of them because of mental health problems. That alone makes it my mission in life as chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee to see to it that we provide the very best mental health services to our veterans nationwide.”
The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center of Dublin serves close to 10,000 veterans each year.