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Posted on: August 16, 2023

DuPage Hosts Veteran Suicide Awareness Events

Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: August 16, 2023

Various DuPage County agencies as well as the DuPage Veteran’s Suicide Prevention Coalition will be hosting two events to help bring awareness to Veteran Suicide Prevention. Following is more information regarding these events:

Veterans Resource Fair

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Jack T. Kneupfer Building, 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton
First Floor Auditorium

This resource fair will host over 50 agencies with information for veterans such as; Illinois Secretary of State, DuPage County Recorder, and other local businesses and agencies. For more information on this event please contact Steve Fixler at 630-407-5655 or

Veteran Suicide Prevention Seminar

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
American Legion Post #76, 570 S. Gary Avenue, Carol Stream 

This event is open to anyone interested in learning more about the prevention of Veteran suicides. The event will include presentations from guest speakers as well as an opportunity for an open conversation regarding the topic by event participants. The DuPage Veteran’s Suicide Prevention Coalition is co-chaired by the Veterans Assistance Commission of DuPage County, DuPage County Health Department, and Jesse Brown VA Hospital. Their mission is to educate the public on the prevention of Veteran suicides.

For more information regarding veteran resources and events, visit the State of Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs website at  Also, you can visit the DuPage County Veterans Assistance Commission website at


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