Cohen Clinic Celebrates 5 Years

1,821. It’s not a big number, when compared with the nearly 170,000 people from the tri-state area who have served in the U.S. armed forces since 2001, and more than 65,000 active-duty and reserve service members in the area. But for everyone who works at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania, that figure is huge.

It represents 1,821 veterans, caregivers, and family members who have found resources, respite, and renewed strength at the Cohen Clinic over the past five years. Housed in the Perelman School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry, the Clinic offers no-cost mental health services to military veterans and their families throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Its entire staff is trained to provide military-cultural competent care, helping clients work through post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, suicidality, and other conditions.

Looking back on the Clinic’s first five years, Director Leah Blain, PhD, said, “It is an honor to be able to give back every day to those who have given so much for us. I could not be more proud of what our team has accomplished in the last five years.”

 

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