Ketamine for Depression and Suicide Prevention in Veterans

Our team is excited to participate in an invaluable seminar featuring Eric Hermes, MD as the speaker.

Join us on February 14, 2024 @ 2:00 p.m. ET

Dr. Hermes holds the position of Director for Psychopharmacology and Somatic Treatments at the VA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. As a dedicated psychiatrist and an associate professor within the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, his work focuses on enhancing mental health services through implementation and quality improvement studies.

At Be the Change in Mental Health, we share a commitment to improving the mental well-being of our military veterans and striving to eradicate veterans’ suicide. The seminar will address the pressing issues of treatment-resistant depression and suicidality among veterans, exploring the potential of ketamine, a dissociative anesthetic, as an emerging treatment avenue.

Depression that doesn’t respond to traditional treatments and suicidal tendencies are widespread, interconnected issues among veterans. Recently, the dissociative anesthetic medication, ketamine, has come under exploration as a potential therapy for these conditions. Dr. Eric Hermes will delve into ketamine’s historical background and its function in managing depression and suicidal thoughts, along with the operational aspects of introducing ketamine treatment programs throughout the Veterans Affairs system. This webinar aims to enhance attendees’ comprehension of ketamine’s application in the treatment landscape of military veterans’ mental health.

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