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.
CVN partnered with the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) and issued a report indicating that for every 5% increase in the national unemployment rate, as many as 550 additional U.S. veterans could be lost to suicide annually,and 20,000 more veterans could suffer from substance use disorder as compared to pre-pandemic levels.
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…
Since CVN Presents launched only two short months ago, Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics across the country have hosted over 20 live events, producing over 10 hours of free programming.
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.
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.
Though April 1st may feel like just yesterday - May is right around the corner. And though CVN Presents Live Events only began a mere two weeks ago, we have a full schedule of events to close out the month.
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Dr. Amanda Spray, Clinician and Director at our Cohen Clinic in New York City, offers advice on breaking the cycle of negative thought and finding safe, healthy methods to remain social, positive, and active.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
The most common gestures toward veterans and service members this time of the year is a ‘Thank you for your service’ at the coffee shop or grocery store, or maybe flying a flag to show your support. But has the phrase ‘Thank you for your service’ become so common that it has begun to feel empty?
CVN just earned a 2019 Platinum Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. By sharing these important metrics, we’re helping the sector move beyond simplistic financial ratios to assess nonprofit progress.
Just over one year ago, CVN announced that six of its Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics that were eligible to receive the top grade from industry-leading accrediting body, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), had done so. Carrying that momentum into 2019, we proudly celebrate the addition of three more clinics to that prestigious list.
VA recently released the latest Veteran Suicide data report, reminding us there is much more work to be done to prevent suicide among veterans -- including those from the National Guard and Reserves.
Rounding out a busy several months of Cohen Clinic openings, the excitement continued as Cohen Veterans Network celebrated the opening of its 14th clinic in San Diego, slated to offer a variety of comprehensive mental health services to more…
Scrolling through Facebook, you see a post from someone you met at a previous duty station. He shares that he’s going through a divorce and a few comments stand out to you: “I mess everything up. People would be better…
As part of it’s one-year anniversary, the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone in Clarksville, TN held a fantastic art exhibition on Saturday, August 10.
We have developed a Pediatric Assessment Training for the military mental health community to train providers to appropriately assess children’s mental health needs.
Cohen Veterans Network continues to advance the field of veteran’s mental health by entering into a groundbreaking partnership with the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). Together the organizations have received a federal Health Resources and Services Administration grant of $2M over four years to fund the collaboration.
Independence Day is a day where we take time to celebrate the United States – its independence, history, people, and traditions. It is these same patriotic principles that members of the armed services don their uniforms every day to honor and protect. But behind these brave men and women stand their families – the backbone of our military that often serves unrecognized in the shadows.
Cohen Clinic Leaders Selected to Participate in 2019 Class of Bush Institute’s Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program
Dr. Amy Williams, Clinic Director of the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare in Addison, TX and Kim Mitchell, CEO of Veterans Village of San Diego, which is the partner for the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic in San Diego, CA scheduled to open later this summer, have both been selected to participate in the prestigious George W. Bush Institute Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program.
The Philanthropy Roundtable, a leading network of charitable donors working to foster excellence in philanthropy, recently took a deep dive into organizations that they view as problem solvers in mental health and substance abuse. The Cohen Veterans Network is featured in a section on “Innovations in Care.”
Dr. Rajeev Ramchand at the American Telemedicine Association conference. Rajeev Ramchand, CVN’s Senior Vice President of Research, has been studying suicide and suicide prevention for over a decade. One area of this research has focused on…
The second annual Cohen Veterans Network Annual Meeting was held in New York City last week, and the theme of “I love CVN” was easy to spot as staff from around the country shared their passions for our work and collaborated to support our mission throughout the country.
“Purple Up! For Military Kids” is a day to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple indicates that all branches of the military are supported; Air Force blue, Army green, Navy blue,…
April is designated as the Month of the Military Child; a time to honor the unique experiences of the dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas. There is a common saying in the military, “when one person joins, the whole family serves.” It is not only the service member or veteran going through the common challenges the military brings (i.e. frequent transitions, losses, and separations from loved ones), but these are shared experiences that impact the family system.
Anthony Hassan at the Tacoma opening If you haven’t heard already, the word is out. Cohen Veterans Network is growing! The latest expansion news happened last week when the Network opened its 11th clinic nationwide, and the…