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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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Show Your Support for Military Children with #MyMilitaryKid

This April in honor of the Month of the Military Child, Cohen Veterans Network is celebrating military children from coast to coast and beyond with #MyMilitaryKid stories, events, and resources….and you’re invited to join in on the festivities. The…

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In Support of AAPI Communities

Cohen Veterans Network has joined with 40+ other organizations to affirm that violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is violence against our entire community, and such activity – like all hate-based activity – is fundamentally wrong in every way,…

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Enhancing Care for Diverse Military Populations

Our military is becoming increasingly diverse. In fact, racial and ethnic minorities represent 43% of today’s military, while 6% of the military population identifies as part of the LGBT community. It is more important than ever for clinicians to be…

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Lessons in Love from Military Couples

This Valentine’s Day, we’re asking - what is it that all couples can learn from military couples to strengthen their relationship? From creative ways to communicate to “adventuring together”, veterans and military spouse staff members across our network of Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics share some strategies they use to stay connected:

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Taking the Steps to Remain Healthy

We take pride in serving veterans & military families in the DC community and are pained by the violence that has occurred at the Capitol. Regardless of where you are located, recent events may be distressing, and as always, we urge you to take the steps you need to be well.

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Educational Course Focuses on Tools to Manage Stress and Worry

During this period of uncertainty, military families are faced with unique stressors causing enormous strain, including interrupted PCS plans, activations and deployments, shifting childcare and child education plans, personal finances and employment insecurity. These challenges can intensify stress and worry,…

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Holidays in 2020

COVID has changed the holidays for many families across the world – but military families are no stranger to being apart from loved ones for important occasions!

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Veterans and military families need your support

At Cohen Veterans Network, we are committed to providing veterans and military families with high-quality mental health care. We need your help to continue expanding our services nationwide! Every Giving Tuesday donation to Cohen Veterans Network will…

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On Veterans Day

Throughout our nation’s history, brave men and women have answered the call to serve. On Veterans Day – and everyday – Cohen Veterans Network is proud to care for you – and your families.

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The Struggle with Video Calls

“Um, I think you’re on mute.” Even after months of depending on technology to communicate, many of us still struggle with video calls! Cohen Veterans Network Ambassador, Medal of Honor Recipient, Ryan Pitts, is no exception…as our other Medal of Honor…

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CVN on Customer Service During the Pandemic

Since the start of the pandemic six months ago, Cohen Veterans Network has treated more than 3,000 new clients, almost all remotely via CVN Telehealth. Learn more in a recent news release. Watch as…

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A Challenging Back to School Season

Across the country, in one form or another, children of military families are facing an unusual back to school experience.  Each of the 17 Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics are here to provide support for families…

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On September 11

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. We will never forget. We are committed to serving these veterans…

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Meet the New Class of CVN Fellows

CVN recently accepted five new CVN Fellows to the program, continuing its vision of preparing the next wave of mental health care professionals with high-quality, culturally competent training. The CVN Scholars and Fellows program provides hands-on experience for individuals…

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Minority Mental Health Month

Danielle Besuden July is Minority Mental Health Month, a designated time to raise awareness about how culture, race, and background impact mental health. Just this week, an IVMF and Military Times COVID-19 poll revealed that during this pandemic,…

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New Content for CVN Frontline in July

The month of July has seen a number of new recorded videos added to the CVN Frontline online resource center, including a collection of videos on Nutrition and Sleep, as well as individual content on Moral Injury, Anxiety and Isolation & Loneliness.

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Case Study: Cohen Veterans Network and Beck Institute

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic changed the landscape for mental health practices, Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) and Beck Institute (BI) worked together to provide high-level online trainings for clinicians. The results of this training have positively impacted many lives.

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Cohen Veterans Network Statement by Dr. Anthony Hassan

The murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others, are truly an American tragedy. Cohen Veterans Network condemns these acts and stands against systems that have for too long oppressed and devalued the lives of Black Americans…

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Veteran Resilience during Crisis: COVID-19 Part II

In a series of interviews with veterans, Der-Martirosian and colleagues (2019) found that veterans viewed their own training and background as appropriate preparation for disaster relief efforts, with a focus on their sense of self-sufficiency, action-orientation, flexibility, and ability to stay calm during times of crisis.

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Veteran Resilience during Crisis: COVID-19

The struggle is real right now. The media has done an excellent job of sharing the mental health implications of social isolation and the dangers of relying on substances or alcohol to cope with this crisis. There has been emphasis…

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America’s Mental Health: We Can’t Be Too Late

The America’s Mental Health Pulse Survey release several weeks ago indicated that 4 in 5 Americans believe the pandemic will have a negative impact on their mental. CVN President & CEO Dr. Anthony Hassan has predicted a coming “surge” as a result of trauma, depression, PTSD, addiction, financial impact, and family stress.

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CVN Committed to Treating Clients During Virus Outbreak

Concerned about going out in public? Cohen Veterans Network clients may continue to receive treatment even during the virus outbreak. Our Cohen Clinics remain open to provide care to our clients. Don't cancel your mental health appointments. Continue to receive treatment via CVN Telehealth to help protect your health.

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Are we listening to Military Communities?

Each year, I genuinely look forward to the Blue Star Families Military Family Lifestyle Survey findings. Partially, this is because I love data (fortunately I’m in good company here at CVN!) and partially, this is because I feel a strange…

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Mental Healthcare Treatment for Veterans Works – but there is no One-Size-Fits-All Solution

There has been renewed interest in discussing the state of mental health service delivery for those who have borne the burden. And while most of the community is contributing to a productive and healthy debate on the best course of treatment for veterans, others are using this as an opportunity to make one-sided arguments that support false and harmful claims about treatment being ineffective.

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Military Family Stressors Demand Attention

Financial stability, frequent relocation, and isolation emerged as top military family stressors, according to new survey results, released this week. The survey, conducted by Blue Star Families, included responses from more than 11,000 service members, military spouses, and veterans.

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Couples Counseling Really Works

Valentine’s Day for many is a time of romance, love, and gifts. However, for many, it’s a reminder of the current state of distress in relationships. If you are in the category of being excited about Valentine’s Day to celebrate…

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Celebrating Self-Love This Valentine’s Day

Donned with hearts, flowers, candy and just about everything love-related, Valentine’s Day has already taken over our local retail stores. While it may be a fun time for some people to celebrate intimate relationships, for others it could easily cause…

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A Look into CVN Culture

At Cohen Veterans Network, our mission is clear. That is to improve the lives of veterans and military families. It is at the heart of everything we do, and a key ingredient of our success as an evolving organization. Our…

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Proven Leader to Guide New Cohen Clinic

Sherr and CVN Ambassador Ryan Pitts at an event in Nashville last year. Cohen Veterans Network and Centerstone have publicly unveiled the clinic director for the new Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. The…

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Current Affairs Impacting Military Families

The news this month offers a reminder why CVN exists: to help the entire military family through transitions, deployments, grief, stress, and more. There is no shortage of coverage in the media to highlight the stress on military families at this time.

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Combat Stress and Stay in the Spirit This Season

To help alleviate some of this holiday season’s strain, staff at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics across the country have provided some tips on how to combat stress and keep you in the holiday spirit. The tips are summarized here in this Holiday Wellness Tips infographic and explained in greater detail in our three-part CVN Blog series. Parts one and two appeared previously.

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Part Two: Tips to deal with Holiday Stress

Note: This is the second in a three-part series that will run on the CVN Blog in December. Part one appeared last week. To help alleviate some of this holiday season’s strain, we asked the staff at…

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Tips for Holiday Wellness

For most, the joy of holiday festivities is intertwined with the stress of packed schedules, flight delays, last-minute gift shopping, or the daunting task of hosting friends and family for a holiday meal.

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COMPELLING STORIES OF TRANSITION

In an effort to share authentic veteran experiences, CVN recently partnered with StoryCorps to record, preserve, and share compelling stories of transition, just in time for Veterans Day. The effort was part of CVN’s “Beyond the Thank You” campaign…

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