Torrance, California – The importance of mental health has gained a significant amount of attention in recent years, especially regarding veterans and their families. Mental health challenges are not uncommon in the military community, and it is crucial to have comprehensive mental health care available for those who need it.
The Cohen Veterans Network (CVN), a national nonprofit, has taken a vital step forward in addressing this need by opening a mental health clinic for veterans in Torrance, California, the third of its kind in the state.
The new CVN clinic in Torrance is part of a $275 million effort led by Steven A. Cohen, the founder of the organization, to reduce suicide among veterans and improve access to care for military families and service members. The clinic, located at 20800 Madrona Ave., will provide accessible and evidence-based mental health care to those who need it. More than 52,000 post-9/11 veterans, 6,000 active-duty service members, and 10,000 military family members in Los Angeles County will be eligible for care at the clinic.
The Torrance clinic is staffed by a team of five clinicians and therapists and a single psychiatrist. It will provide targeted, client-centered therapy for a range of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, PTSD, anger, grief and loss, family issues, transition challenges, relationship problems, and children’s behavioral problems. The nonprofit also offers video therapy through its CVN Telehealth network, which is available to veterans from Ventura, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties.
The CVN clinics have been a significant success, with over 50,000 clients treated nationwide. The California clinics are operated in conjunction with Veterans Village of San Diego, which expands the continuum of care and provides high-quality mental health care to veterans, active-duty military, and their families. The nonprofit’s goal is to continue expanding its ability to provide accessible and effective mental health care to the military community.
Partnering with organizations like CVN is crucial in supporting the mental health of veterans and their families. It is essential to continue raising awareness about the importance of mental health care and the impact it can have on the well-being of individuals and their communities. The CVN clinics are a testament to the organization’s dedication to improving mental health care access for the military community, and we hope to see continued efforts towards addressing this crucial issue.