What Veterans Want in Mental Health Treatment

The VA Center for Innovation and the Public Policy Lab have produced a report that provides an extensive look at the state of mental health for veterans. Many of the findings and anecdotes from veterans around the country parallel the basic principles that the Cohen Veterans Network was founded upon.

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Breaking Down Barriers via Telehealth

Cohen Clinic clients can receive comprehensive therapy services from the comfort of their own homes or offices via CVN Telehealth, currently available in Texas and Pennsylvania.

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SERVING ALL VETERANS

What are we doing to support these veterans who separate from service and are ineligible for VA care due to less-than-honorable discharge? The answer is not much, and that is a travesty.

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The Importance of Implementation Science

The concept of Implementation Science is at the core of what the Cohen Veterans Network does. CVN will continue this important conversation with a workshop at the second annual Cohen Veterans Care Summit in DC on September 27-28.

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A landscape with depressions, steep hills, and gaps

The cost to deliver mental health care is high and the Medicaid/Medicare/Private Insurance reimbursement rates are low. So, how do other community-based mental health organizations survive in this high demand, high acuity, and low reimbursement environment?

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The Fusion of Business and Non-Profit Ideals

When it comes to doing social good, for- and non-profits have historically had an arm’s length relationship with each other. But some of the savviest non-profits and funders today are bringing the two closer together by drawing on principles we’re more used to seeing in the business world.

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The Slippery Slope of Data Science in Healthcare

Sometimes it’s not about how much you do or have of something … but rather about the quality of the things you do. Or in other words, it’s about answering the right question, not having answers to all the wrong questions.

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The Opioid Crisis: Impact on Veterans

CVN is a learning organization, committed to measuring performance and making changes to improve patient outcomes. Well, CVN is now operating in a USA where each day, 142 people die in our country from a drug overdose.

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Our Focus on Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is national Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and the initiative holds the utmost importance in the veterans’ community. The Cohen Veterans Network is working to address this by offering a series of public webinars and messaging for the public to combat the issue.

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Network-wide Back to School Bash

As Back to School time approaches, CVN and Point72 gifted backpacks and school supplies to our Cohen Clinics to provide to their local military families.  The Cohen Clinics each gave away at least 50 backpacks and school supplies, such as…

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Support Through Communities

When we think of a support system, a family member or a friend may come to mind. Although less common, a support system can be found unexpectedly within anyone’s community. Unique relationships form between veterans and their friends in unlikely places, shown through these three stories.

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We Stand By Our Military Leaders

Pursuant to our core values of Integrity, Community and Excellence, we stand with our nation’s military leadership in condemning racism, intolerance and bigotry.

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Friends Share Stories of Support

It is important for every individual to have a support system, which can take many forms. Friends can serve as each other’s support systems, and in some cases, a friend may also be a fellow veteran. Today we would like to share the stories of friendships between Paul & Nathanael and as well as Duery & Rick.

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Military Families Share Stories of Support

Throughout the month of August, CVN will share a series of stories focusing on different types of veteran support systems. These compelling stories come from the StoryCorps Military Voices Initiative. Today we would like to share two stories of family support: Papsy & Griselda and Scott & Zach.

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The “Oath of Exit” is a very bad idea

Last week, Task and Purpose published an article regarding an extremely concerning bill that has already passed the House of Representatives as a part of the National Defense Authorization Act. This bill creates a voluntary “Oath of Exit” for Service Members to take upon retiring from service which states that they will not attempt or die by suicide.

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Serving Those Who Serve, Part Time

As providers, it is critical to understand the unique challenges that members of the reserve forces may face, especially in light of the increased risk of suicide. National Guard and Reserve members, face the challenges and stressors of military and civilian lives, working to balance careers, fitness and readiness, family obligations, and more without the supportive infrastructure most active duty members experience.

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Innovative Training Across the Network

The Cohen Veterans Network has launched a progressive two-day training workshop on Emotionally Focused Therapy across the country, originating out of our Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York.

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Part two: Stress in the Military

There is no simple way of predicting what will be the thing that unravels an individual who was otherwise able to hold up well under stress. As I noted in part one, there isn't always a direct correlation between a mental health diagnosis and poor stress response.

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Proven Treatments for PTSD

Much has changed in the widespread development and availability of effective treatments for PTSD. There is also growing recognition of the need to treat the couple or family when one member is suffering from PTSD.

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Stress in the Military

Just about everyone who has been in uniform has had an early interaction with mental health in the military: someone — a recruiter or possibly a medical officer at a Military Entrance Processing Station will ask, “any history of mental health issues?” and if you want to stay in (of course you do, you just got here!) you will say “no!”

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A Look at the Impact of PTSD

Over 35 years ago, experts coined the diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to describe the prolonged, troubling symptoms in the aftermath of experiencing a traumatic event. Recently, PTSD was re-categorized from an Anxiety Disorder to its own category of Trauma Related Disorders.

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Veteran Caregivers: The Burden They Carry

Caregivers of our service members and veterans play an important yet silent role in the health and wellness of our Military. Too often these caregivers are the unsung heroes who keep our service members focused on the mission and veterans focused on their transition.

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Caring for the Caregivers

When a service member serves, the whole family serves as well. The visible and invisible wounds of war affect not only the veteran but his or her loved ones.

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Kyle White Unveils Plans for CVN in DC

CVN Spokesperson Kyle White addressed more than 500 military and community leaders at the annual Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA Advocacy Awards in Washington D.C. on April 25.

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Out and About in April

The Cohen Veterans Network has been traveling across the nation this month meeting veterans, thought-leaders, and mental health professionals.

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CVN featured on Podcast

Cohen Veterans Network President and CEO, Anthony Hassan, was a guest on Team Red, White and Blue’s Eagle Nation podcast this week. Team Red, White and Blue is on a mission to connect veterans across the country through social and…

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The Month of the Military Child

This month, DoD celebrates the 31st year in which April was designated the Month of the Military Child. For those of us at the Cohen Veteran Network, we celebrate April as the Month of the Military and Veteran Child. There is nothing more precious or miraculous in this world than the birth of a child.

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CVN Founder Completes Tour of Pilot Clinics

Earlier this week, Cohen Veterans Network Founder Steven A. Cohen visited our clinic in Philadelphia. He has now met the team at all five pilot clinics in our first year of operations. Clinic Director Leah Blain and CEO Dave Oslin led…

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Cohen Clinic Veterans on their way back to better

Our new awareness campaign, Back to Better, has officially launched in our clinic cities. The digital campaign was created to showcase our Cohen Clinic clients to share the impact our clinics have had on the veteran community thus far. The…

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Creating a Clinical Pipeline

A group of very promising social workers are primed to enter our field and make an impact, thanks in part to a Cohen Veterans Network initiative.

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Expansion Locations Taking Shape

The next Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics are on track to open this summer. Our new locations in El Paso, TX., Fayetteville, N.C., Washington, D.C. are in progress with more announcements on their opening dates coming soon. Check our…

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Retraining for Civilian Life

An in-depth look at PTSD in Northern Virginia magazine tackles the complexities and realities behind treating veterans with mental health issues.

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Cohen Clinics Receive Gifts for Children Of Military Families

In 2016, individual groups from Point72 raised funds to support the military children being served at our Cohen Clinics. These groups were moved by the mission of CVN, and sought a way to participate in improving the lives of the children in military families that receive treatment at our clinics.

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Training Aimed at Treating Relationship Distress

The Cohen Veterans Network is continuously providing training opportunities to our clinical staff around the country designed to help bring the best, tailored care to our clients possible. Our latest training session will focus on Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT).

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Working to Defeat the Stigma Around Mental Health

The Cohen Veterans Network works to dispel the stigma associated with receiving treatment for mental health issues. Joining us in this effort are a pair of post-9/11 Medal of Honor Recipients: Kyle White and Ryan Pitts who share their mental health journey after service.

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Data is a Key Driver to Our Success

CVN’s Electronic Health Record system is a crucial element that will lead to network innovation, best practices, real-time analysis, and research. The network’s de-identified client database will fuel our innovation and allow our clinics to deliver the best possible care…

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Telehealth Takes Off

CVN Telehealth is being strategically rolled out to all of the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics in our network. This concept will prove invaluable in the effort to bring high-quality mental health care to veterans and their families in suburban and rural areas, including larger states with high veteran populations such as Texas and California.

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