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Veterans' Week Activities
November 8-10th Events

Monday, November 8th
9am - 6pm

Free Screenings for Active Duty and Veteran Service Members and Their Loved Ones!

Would you or your loved ones benefit from expert support with the challenges of active duty or reintegration into family life?
Having trouble sleeping?
Feeling irritable and/or angry?
Having difficulty concentrating?
Feeling sad or "blue"?
Having difficulty talking with loved ones?
Struggling at work, school, or home?

Feelings of stress are normal given the adjustments and sacrifices that Service Members and their loved ones make.

Attend a free screening to evaluate your eligibility for free services through the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies at Weill Cornell Medical College.

To celebrate Veterans Day, brief, confidential screenings will be taking place all day long on November 8th. A clinician will meet with you one-on-one to discuss your military stressors as well as the stress you are experiencing. On the basis of this meeting we will refer you for services with our program (which include individual counseling, couple's counseling, and family therapy) or appropriate referral.

When: Monday, November 8, 2010
Clinicians will be available all day from 9am-5pm! Come stop by!

Where: 1305 York Avenue, 2nd Floor, Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center
For directions, click here
21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains
For directions, click here

Tuesday, November 9th

Yoga Class with Beryl Bender Birch
Noon - 1pm, 5:30-6:30pm

Tight? Stressed? Think you can't do yoga?

Come learn to relax and energize with yoga!

This class is for you! Seize the day! Enjoy a strong, safe, modified introduction to an excellent system of yoga asana practice taught by Beryl Bender Birch, the former Wellness Director of the New York Road Runners Club for 22 years, and current author of three best-selling books on yoga. Beryl has taught the therapeutic aspects of a strong yoga/asana practice to tens of thousands of runners, hikers, cyclists, athletes of all kinds, plus she has introduced yoga as a system of personal growth and physical fitness to thousands more. Through strong breathing, a bit of effort and movement, and mindful attention we can increase joyfulness and take control of our health and well-being, minimizing the stressful and sometimes traumatic effects of daily life.

Whether you are fit and tight, out of shape and stiff, or dealing with injury, Beryl is uniquely qualified to make this amazing practice accessible and beneficial to all!

The program is directed by Beryl Bender Birch, author of Power Yoga, Beyond Power Yoga, and the recently published Boomer Yoga, director-founder of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute and co-founder of The Give Back Yoga Foundation, and by JoAnn Difede, Ph.D., Director of the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies (PATSS) at Weill Cornell Medical College. PATSS offers free, confidential services for OIF/OEF service members and their families.

When & Where: Tuesday, November 9th

Afternoon session from Noon-1pm
1305 York Ave, 2nd Floor, Room WGC-B
For directions, click here.

Evening session at 5:30pm-6:30pm
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
331 East 70th Street, Auditorium
For directions, click here.

Please call (212) 821-0783 for more details closer to the event!

Registration is suggested, but walk-ins are welcome!

Wednesday, November 10th


Chat live with psychologists from PATSS!

Psychologists from the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies will be online from 11am-1pm for you to anonymously ask any questions you have about mental health and to get advice about finding help if you've been experiencing problems from you or your loved one's military service.

Note: Please understand that this online chat is not intended to diagnose conditions or prescribe treatment. Medical information provided by PATSS psychologists is for educational purposes only.

If this is a medical emergency, please call 911 to get immediate medical attention. Click here to log-in as a guest and to begin your chat!

Live Chat FAQs

What is a "live chat"?

A live chat is a service that allows you to ask questions online and get immediate feedback from one of our psychologists. The conversation takes place in real time as you, other chat room guests, and the psychologists type in questions and answers. Your question will be posted to the room once the psychologist enters her answer.

How do I join the chat?

On November 10th, beginning at 11am, you can join the chat room by clicking here [ link to ], entering your first name as a "guest," and clicking "Enter Room." You will then be logged in and can type in your questions and read other participants' questions once they are posted.

Who will be answering the questions?

Psychologists from the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies will be answering your questions. To learn more about our faculty members, click here

For more information, contact Brittany at or call 212-821-0783.
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