Cohen Veterans Network: Mental Health Care for Veteran and Military Families


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Every day, many Veterans and their families live with the mental and physical scars from serving their country during military service. The Cohen Veterans Network, Inc., a not-for-profit philanthropic organization, serves them by providing high-quality, accessible and integrated mental health care.

Cohen Veterans Network supports Veterans and their families as they begin their next mission: healthy and happy lives. Through a network of outpatient mental health clinics, trained clinicians deliver evidence-based care to treat mental health conditions for couples, children and adolescents, individuals, and family units.

Mental Health is as important as physical health

Mental wounds are just as difficult to heal as physical wounds – and treating them is just as important. Through the national network of Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics, Veterans and their families are eligible for personalized, evidence-based mental health care. This comes with access to comprehensive case management support and referrals to deal with other stresses, like unemployment, finances, housing, and legal issues.

Therapy online

All services are currently available through Cohen Veterans Network’s telehealth therapy, which is delivered over the internet. To learn more, visit www.cohenveteransnetwork.org.

In addition to providing vital mental health services for Veterans and military families, Cohen Veterans Network offers community workshops, seminars and other events at each Cohen clinic.

Creating a virtual community

During the pandemic, the network has launched “CVN Presents.” This virtual community room spans such topics as mindfulness & meditation, arts and crafts, and storytelling.

What does it cost?

The Cohen Veterans Network is a not-for-profit philanthropic organization. All Veterans and their families are eligible for high-quality, accessible treatment at its clinics. There is no cost for the care if you don’t have insurance.

Be sure to check the Cohen Veterans Network website often, as new, exciting, free events and resources are being added daily.


The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on part of the VA. 

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Comments

  1. Paul Wood    

    99% of the care provided by CVN is delivered through philanthropic funding. We are a non-profit organization.

  2. Brenda R.    

    Hi Anita, were you able to find help? You should be able to contact a VA clinic in your area and register. It’s important that you start therapy. The VA is really good treating patients going through crisis! They have a fast track clinic for crisis episodes. My husband has bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and schizoaffective disorder; he’s under treatment and he’s doing well. Also, you can contact the crisis line, their number is 1-800-273-8255 Chat online text to 838255. They will be able to put you in contact with someone from the VA clinic if you already registered. They’re really good about that . You’re not alone in this! Know that there’s always help and hope out there ❤️ have blessed day!

  3. Ron Kowaski    

    This shameless advertising is being presented as a useful VA news article, but the author is credited as “VAntagePoint Contributor”. This is a convenient way for these money-making “non-profits” to advertise their services.

  4. Ron Kowaski    

    Unfortunately, this is just another money-maker under the guise of “non-profit” that is sucking all the funds (via insurance claims) the VA is given annually.
    These organizations pretend to care about veterans, but really are just shamelessly grabbing the money intended for the VA to improve facilities, healthcare, and hiring competent professionals.
    Instead, we get what’s leftover.
    So sad.

  5. Anita Howard    

    I need mental health care desperately. I have PTSD, MDD, Agoraphobia, Anxiety and Bipolar 2(manic episodes lasting up to four days with out sleep. My children are my main reason for seeking help and I hate myself for putting them through the mania with no sleep. I am not suicidal because I want to live, I have so much to live for. Thank you in advance:))
    Anita Columbia MD

  6. William J Mihm    

    Paula her is the figures from Vietnam. One out of every 10 Americans who served in Vietnam was a casualty. 58,169 were killed and 304,000 wounded out of 2.59 million who served. Although the percent who died is similar to other wars, amputations or crippling wounds were 300 percent higher than in World War II. 75,000 Vietnam veterans are severely disabled

  7. William J Mihm    

    Check your figures they are off.

  8. Steel Rose    

    Another pretty program presented by the VA. Is it real this time? Will veterans really benefit? I’ve been suffering over 20 years now. I’ve been refused compensation for severe mental issues following a rape and assault while on active duty. PTSD, severe anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, depression, suicidal. Thanks to the community choice program I can finally get real therapy. It is too little too late. Pretty much homeless, jobless, and severe issues, problems driving, problems with people in stores, problems with law enforcement, problems with neighbors. I’ve been to the MST people. I was refused help with the vocational rehab because I was only 10 percent rated due to a physical condition, it is too late for me to work now, my mental health has degraded to the point that I barely leave the house. I’ve been to women’s health. I’ve been to your 12-step program for PTSD which was an epic fail for me and made me more sick than ever. To the VA: if you promote your shiny happy programs then follow up on them with REAL care

  9. Paul Wood    

    Cohen Veterans Network is an independent 501(c)(3) funded by philanthropy. We fill gaps in care and work closely with a variety of VSOs to ensure we reach as many veterans, caregivers, and military families as possible. Our doors are open to veterans and family members of any service era, based on clinic availability and if they can be supported by our targeted clinical approach to mental health care.

  10. Mary Ann Lay Lanzon    

    VA cut off veterans off their pain medication 4 years ago. Some mine would feel suicidal because of his pain. And he’s a medical professional. With Medicare he has to now go to a pain doctor that doesn’t help. He needs surgery

  11. Paula Minger    

    It’s important to remind everyone that COHEN is partnered with Wounded Warrior Project & only assist OIF OEF Veterans

    Which is odd because they actually have the fewest service connected reasons for mental health issues

    52,000 wounded over 19 years does not equal a MILLION claims of PTSD

    1. Ron Kowaski    

      They don’t care. All these OIF/OEF organizations want is the $ their crooked congressmen have gifted them.

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