Center for mental health treatment of veterans, family members opening in Va. Beach

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Virginia Beach, Va. (WAVY) — A new center specializing in mental health treatment for post-9/11 veterans and military family members will open next year in Virginia Beach. 

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic will provide patients with treatment for a variety of mental health issues including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss at little to no cost. 

The new clinic will be located at 828 Healthy Way and is expected to open by May 2019. It will also allow veterans and their families across Virginia to access treatment through the Cohen Veterans Network online service delivery option. 

The Cohen Veterans Network is a national non-profit philanthropic network of mental health clinics for post-9/11 veterans and their families. Local nonprofit The Up Center is another partner of the new clinic.

According to a press release, The Up Center it’s the region’s oldest and largest nonprofit family services agency dedicated to helping people live better lives through a series of specialized programs, including mental health treatment.  

The Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development assisted the Cohen Veterans Network with finding the location of the new clinic and vetting potential partners, according to a press release.

“We expect our Virginia Beach location to be one of the busiest in our network from inception,” said David Anthony Hassan, President & CEO of the Cohen Veterans Network via press release. “There is a clear need in this community and we have picked the right partner to execute on our community-based model. We are coming here to better the lives of military families.”

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