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Free Mental Health Services for Service Members from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

Through the generous support of the McCormick Foundation, we offer a range of services for U.S. military personnel and their families with an emphasis on the major psychiatric issues facing those returning from combat (PTSD, Depression). All services are free and confidential.

Services Include:
  • Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation for OIF/OEF personnel and their families
  • Treatment of trauma-related diagnoses (e.g., PTSD, etc.) using "best practices" guidelines
  • Family Therapy and Couples Therapy
  • Psychological Services for Children of OIF/OEF personnel
  • Group Therapy targeting sub-threshold problems/readjustment (e.g., support groups for spouses, and widows/widowers)
  • Stress Resilience-Building Classes led by staff members with expertise in stress management

Services Not Included:

Patients with non-deployment related psychiatric disorders, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and pre-morbid diagnoses such as ADHD, etc., will be referred to the appropriate specialist, either within Weill Cornell where possible or to the VA, but the cost of such services will not be covered by this program. Additionally, inpatients hospitalizations are not covered by this program.

About the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies

The Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies is a well-established program within the Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Psychiatry. Our staff, comprised of licensed psychologists and psychiatrists, is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art evidence-based treatments for the psychological syndromes associated with trauma, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, and co-morbid substance abuse. Our mission is to ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care across the continuum of psychological disorders, while also helping mitigate the impact of trauma on their lives. Given our unique geographic location, PATSS has been afforded the opportunity to treat populations affected by wide-scale disaster, most notably the victims of the 9-11 attacks. We have a long tradition of treating FDNY members, policemen and uniformed responders, some of whom are vets. In addition, we have transferred this knowledge base to successfully treat victims of the south Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and other natural disasters.

Anyone interested in our services should call 212-821-0783 to schedule a visit or find out more.

For information on the Welcome Back Veterans initiative, please visit www.welcomebackveterans.org and www.McCormickFoundation.org.

To find out information on the Entertainment Industry Foundation's "iparticipate" program and for volunteer opportunities near you, please visit http://www.welcomebackveterans.org/news/entry/how-do-you-participate/ and http://iparticipateusa.org/.
 
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