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DSS, Inc. Announces Appointment of Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen as a Strategic Advisor

National Mental Health Leader, Dr. Van Dahlen to Support Suicide Prevention Efforts and Solutions

JUNO BEACH, Fla., April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS, Inc.), a leading provider of health information technology (HIT) solutions for federal, private and public health care organizations, today announced that Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen has joined the company as a strategic advisor. She is the former executive director of the PREVENTS Presidential Executive Order Task Force.

Named to TIME magazine's 2012 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, Dr. Van Dahlen is a renowned clinical psychologist and mental health consultant who built the first all-of-government and whole-of-nation effort focused on suicide prevention for Veterans. As a key element of the PREVENTS effort, Dr. Van Dahlen developed the first national public health campaign focused on suicide prevention for all Americans.

"Dr. Van Dahlen is a true mental health expert, thought leader and trail blazer when it comes to enhancing suicide prevention for Veterans," said Mark Byers, president of DSS, Inc. "We are excited and honored to have her join our team as a strategic advisor. Her expertise and talent will certainly advance our efforts to enhance overall Veteran care."

Dr. Van Dahlen's expertise will help health care organizations leverage DSS solutions to better integrate mental health and primary care services, and adopt best practices to re-engineer overall clinical pathways and process deficiencies to bring about better mental health outcomes for Veterans.

"I am excited to join the DSS team where Veteran care is a top priority," said Dr. Van Dahlen. "Suicide prevention for the VA and the broader Veteran community is a critical priority, and I look forward to helping DSS to further expand the company's solutions as it addresses this critical need."

She is also the founder of Give an Hour®, a national nonprofit organization that provides free mental health care to those in need including service members, Veterans and their families. She is the chief executive officer of WeBe Life, a digital health company focused on improving global mental health and well-being.

Dr. Van Dahlen is widely recognized for her work in changing the culture associated with mental health to remove barriers and increase access to care. She has been a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and TIME and has been interviewed by major media outlets such as AP, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, USA Today, CNN, NPR, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Newshour, and such military media outlets as Stars & Stripes, AUSA Magazine, and the Pentagon Channel.

For more information on DSS, Inc.'s Federal Health IT solutions, please click here. In addition, to learn more about how DSS, Inc. is helping the VA to become an HRO, please listen to this podcast interview.

About Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS, Inc.)
With over 30 years of experience, DSS knows what works. We are a health information software development and systems integration company, providing services and solutions used daily by thousands of clinicians and administrative staff nationwide, to reduce costs, streamline workflows and improve patient care. For more information about DSS, visit http://www.dssinc.com.

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