SALISBURY, N.C. -- With his first week in the books, the new Salisbury VA Medical Center Director, Joseph Vaughn, already has big plans for improving the hospital.

One of his main focuses is mental health.

After losing a fellow veteran and friend to suicide, he says his main goal is to continue to improve mental health benefits in the city.

"You know, if you can just prevent one it’s worth everything you’ve spent to do it,” he says.

If you or a loved one need help you can call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, or send a text message to 838255.


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