National Director for Suicide Prevention and Community Engagement, Department of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Janet Kemp, RN, PhD is the National Director for Suicide Prevention and Community Engagement at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Mental Health Services. Dr. Kemp directs the VA Suicide Prevention Program out of the Office of Mental Health Services. She is responsible for policy development, providing provider and patient education in the areas of suicide awareness and prevention, implementing assessment and treatment strategies and the dissemination of new findings in the area of suicide throughout the VA system. Dr. Kemp directs and advises the Suicide Prevention Coordinators at each local VA and is the national program advisor for the Veterans Crisis Line and Veterans Chat.