May 15, 2020
NSSF-AFSP-VA Webcast on ‘Protecting Mental Health and Preventing Suicide During COVID-19’ Continues Streaming on USCCA YouTube Channel
NEWTOWN, Conn. — If you missed the premiere of the webcast “Protecting Mental Health and Preventing Suicide During COVID-19,” the National Shooting Sports Foundation® reminds everyone that the webcast is available for viewing at your convenience on the U.S. Concealed Carry Association’s YouTube channel.
NSSF® joined with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to develop the program, which premiered the evening of May 14. The webcast was produced by USCCA, one of the largest firearm-owner groups in the country. NSSF greatly appreciates USCCA’s support for the project and for helping to deliver the webcast’s important messages about mental health and suicide prevention to the firearm-owning community.
“We were very pleased with the webcast’s premiere showing,” said NSSF President and CEO Joe Bartozzi, who served as host of the program. “The information provided empowers people to protect their mental health and to better understand suicide, prevention and how lives can be saved. It’s such an important topic that we remind everyone the webcast can be viewed anytime on the USCCA YouTube channel.”
Bartozzi was joined on the 44-minute webcast by Dr. Christine Moutier, Chief Medical Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the nation’s largest suicide prevention organization, and Dr. Matthew Miller, Director of Suicide Prevention for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
A core message of the webcast is that securely storing firearms and other methods of harming oneself can play a huge role in deterring suicide. Creating time and space