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Today, We Remember

Today, we remember the 2,977 Americans that were killed — and we honor the millions who have made the decision to serve in our Armed Forces since this day.

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Understanding Substance Use Disorder Counseling

As we recognize Suicide Prevention Awareness Month this September, Ashley Tatum, MHA, Case Manager and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselor for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at VVSD in San Diego, part of Cohen Veterans Network, a national not-for-profit network of mental health clinics for post-9/11 veterans, service members and their families, provides insight on the impacts of SUD within the military community.

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We’re Hiring Clinicians!

Purpose. Impact. Professional development. Training. Collaboration. And support. What’s it like to be a clinician for Cohen Veterans Network?

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Webinar: Supporting Families After Mass Violence

This webinar is open to the general public. Registration is required for the August 11, 3pm ET event.  With the increase of mass violence and school shootings, this presentation will highlight ways we can empower caregivers to…

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Suffering in Silence

If you were to ask the U.S. Coast Guard’s Capt. Leanne Lusk what keeps her up at night, she would tell you it’s knowing her command members could be suffering in silence without getting the help they need to address their mental health.

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Financial Literacy for Military Families

Thank you to Bank of America for partnering with CVN and providing a four-part series on financial literacy for all communities around our network. The first session is August 16 (3pm ET).  …

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This Sunday is Juneteenth

For many, this may be a ‘new’ holiday, because it was only declared a federal holiday last year, but in fact, it has been celebrated for more than 150 years!…

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June is LGTBQ+ Pride Month

June is LGTBQ+ Pride Month, a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, reflect on our history and the progress made in the fight for justice, inclusion, and equality, and reaffirm our commitment to continued progress towards those goals.

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A Memorial Day of Remembering

It was the November after September 11th and my husband, Mike, and I were arguing in a parking lot. I was 6 months pregnant with our first child and somewhere between the short drive from our apartment in Mesa, Arizona…

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We Appreciate You, Military Spouses!

As we celebrated military spouses in our community on Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 6, our Oceanside (CA) Outreach Coordinator, Lindsay Livingston, a military spouse herself, took some time to send a special “thank you” to fellow military spouses…

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In support of kids’ mental health

As the conflict in Ukraine evolves, we continue to see disturbing images and hear troubling stories in the news and on social media. As our children consume this graphic content, they may express worry or fear. What can parents do…

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Current world events may bring stress and uncertainty

Last month on the CVN Blog we presented how lessons in resiliency from the military may be able to help the public cope with the uncertainly we are facing these days.

As a follow up, Ava Weiss, CVN’s Training Manager provides some insight on this topic from the clinical perspective.

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Coming Together to Serve Our Clients Best

In order to best serve our clients around the country – the network brought staff from all 20 Cohen Clinics together for a memorable CVN Annual Meeting in Fort Worth, TX last week. We shared best practices, hosted workshops, and discussed ways in…

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Lessons in Love from Military Couples 2022

What can all couples learn from military couples? This February, CVN is highlighting the unique experiences of military couples as veterans and military spouses across the network share their relationship stories and advice. From creative ways to show you care…

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CVN Webinar – Coping with Race-Based Stress and Racial Trauma

Webinar Description: Providers will be provided with resources and knowledge to recognize how race-based stress and trauma affects BIPOC Veterans. Racial and ethnic disparities have been identified as a national problem by multiple national health agencies, which require unique and…

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Tips For Managing Holiday Stress

The holiday season starts off with us singing about “4 calling birds, 3 french hens, 2 turtle doves…” and often ends up with thoughts of “4 more presents bought, 3 dishes planned, 2 families to see… and a single hour…

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Tools for Managing Stress & Worry

Veterans and military families, learn new strategies to help manage stress and worry in our new, self-paced course designed for military families. Talking to others about the stresses you are experience can help you develop an increased understanding of what…

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Thank You Veterans

A Veterans Day message from Dr. Anthony Hassan, Army and Air Force veteran, President & CEO, Cohen Veterans Network.

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CVN Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month!

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. At Cohen Veterans Network, we value our staff and clients of all cultural identities and backgrounds and are proud to celebrate those with Hispanic or Latinx heritage. For Hispanic Heritage…

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The Myths of Suicide Prevention

Earlier this month, CVN released findings from the latest America’s Mental Health Pulse Survey: Misconceptions about Suicide Prevention. In this video, CVN President & CEO Dr. Anthony Hassan talks us through the challenges that may exist related…

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On the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001

The 20th Anniversary of September 11 is a watershed moment which may place a strain on the mental health of veterans, active duty, and military families “Our hearts go out on this day to all those impacted by the senseless…

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CVN Leaders Speak Out on the Mental Health Impacts of Afghanistan Crisis

Recent news out of Afghanistan has been top of mind for a lot of Americans this week. It has been very big news in the Post 9/11 Veteran community. Leaders from across Cohen Veterans Network are speaking publicly about the idea that recent events are likely to have significant impacts on the mental health of our community.

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Helpful Resources as the Demand for Mental Health Care Rises

Tracy A. Neal-Walden, Ph.D. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on America’s behavioral health system has been overwhelming.   As some experts predicted, we’re seeing an increased need for mental health services with many providers now struggling to keep up…

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Beat the “Sunday Scaries”

You know the feeling. The one of dread that creeps up on you on Sundays as you anticipate the work week ahead. It’s dubbed the “Sunday scaries” and it’s a real thing.  A recent article on today.com…

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CVN’s Anniversary by the Numbers

Cohen Veterans Network is celebrating its 5 year Anniversary. Since its inception in 2016, CVN has built 19 Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics across the country and has treated nearly 25,000 clients. Take a look at this…

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We Take PRIDE In Caring For LGBTQ+ Veterans

June is Pride Month! At CVN, we take PRIDE in caring for LGBTQ+ veterans and those they love. We proudly serve military family members, as defined by the veteran! This includes same sex partners and spouses, and families of choice.

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The Meaning of Memorial Day

What Memorial Day means to CVN Vice President for Network Growth Jerry Altieri (Army veteran): It is a celebration of life gained from life lost. It elicits memories of friends gone. It is a day I remember them. Their smiles. Their…

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One Year Ago Today

Today marks one year since the tragic, senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the mark of a powerful movement highlighting injustices across the country. While a great deal of awareness and energy has been expended to change and educate, our country still has a very long way to go to heal and improve the way we treat and care for each other.

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Celebrating the Vibrant AANHPI Community

It’s Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month! Cohen Clinic at CFS in Mililani, HI pose with shaka signs, the local way of saying “Howz’it!,” “All’s good,” “Take care!” and more. Cohen Veterans Network is committed to…

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Self-Care Strategies for Military Caregivers

There are an estimated 5.5 million military caregivers in the United States. Of these, 1.1 million are caring for post-9/11 veterans. Military caregivers are family members, friends or acquaintances that provide care and assistance to wounded, injured or ill veterans…

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Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Formally, in the military community, military spouses are labeled “dependents”, but after nearly 8 years of being “married to the military”, I would argue that military partners are anything but dependent. The military spouse and partners that I know are……

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Now Serving Active Duty

Cohen Veterans Network is proud to announce that we are now serving Active Duty service members in most clinic locations! Since opening in 2016, it has been our vision to ensure that veterans and their families can access the quality…

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CVN Marks 5th Anniversary

Cohen Veterans Network, a not-for-profit philanthropic organization that serves post-9/11 veterans and military families through a nationwide system of mental health clinics, is celebrating its five-year anniversary. Since its inception in April 2016, CVN has built 19 Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics across the country and has treated nearly 25,000 clients.

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