The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare

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If anyone is struggling with PTS, and the thought of su***de is popping up more and more as a solution, check us out. www.ptsdheroes.org. My name is Keith McDonald, the Regional Director for here in the DFW area. We have a solution that eliminates those suicidal thoughts by providing purpose for your trauma. This happens in the form of you becoming a mentor to other veterans and first responders, going through what you have. We train you then once certified, we pay you a salery. We believe that you will never fully heal until you take the trauma and use it to help another. This gives you a purpose and answers all you questions "why did this happen to me". "what do I do with this". You take it and help others and whatever happened, didn't happen in vain. I'm not just the regional director, I'm also a participant in this amazing program. It saved my life.

The number is on the website. Or call me anytime 469-492-8974
Her hair was up in a ponytail, her favorite dress tied with a bow. Today was Daddy's Day at school, and she couldn't wait to go. But her mommy tried to tell her, that she probably should stay home. Why the kids might not understand, if she went to school alone. But she was not afraid; she knew just what to say. What to tell her classmates of why he wasn't there today. But still her mother worried, for her to face this day alone. And that was why once again, she tried to keep her daughter home. But the little girl went to school eager to tell them all, about a dad she never sees, a dad who never calls. There were daddies along the wall in back, for everyone to meet. Children squirming impatiently, anxious in their seats. One by one the teacher called a student from the class, to introduce their daddy, as seconds slowly passed. At last the teacher called her name, every child turned to stare, each of them was searching, a man who wasn't there. 'Where's her daddy at?' she heard a boy call out. 'She probably doesn't have one,' another student dared to shout. And from somewhere near the back, she heard a daddy say, 'Looks like another deadbeat dad, too busy to waste his day.' The words did not offend her, as she smiled up at her Mom, and looked back at her teacher, who told her to go on. And with hands behind her back, slowly she began to speak. And out from the mouth of a child, came words incredibly unique. 'My Daddy couldn't be here, because he lives so far away. But I know he wishes he could be, since this is such a special day. And though you cannot meet him, I wanted you to know, all about my daddy, and how much he loves me so. He loved to tell me stories, he taught me to ride my bike, and he surprised me with pink roses, and taught me to fly a kite. We used to share fudge sundaes, and ice cream in a cone, and though you cannot see him, I'm not standing here alone. 'Cause my daddy's always with me, even though we are apart, I know because he told me, he'll forever be in my heart. ‘With that, her little hand reached up, and lay across her chest, feeling her own heartbeat, beneath her favorite dress. And from somewhere here in the crowd of dads, her mother stood in tears, proudly watching her daughter, who was wise beyond her years. She stood up for the love of a man not in her life, doing what was best for her, doing what was right. And when she dropped her hand back down, staring straight into the crowd, she finished with a voice so soft, but its message clear and loud. 'I love my daddy very much, he's my shining star, and if he could, he'd be here, but heaven's just too far. You see he is a soldier and died just this past year, when a roadside bomb hit his convoy and taught the world to fear. But sometimes when I close my eyes, it's like he never went away.' And then she closed her eyes, and saw him there that day. And to her mother’s amazement, she witnessed with surprise. A room full of daddies and children, all starting to close their eyes. Who knows what they saw before them, who knows what they felt inside. Perhaps for merely a second, they saw him at her side. 'I know you're with me Daddy,' to the silence she called out. And what happened next made believers, of those once filled with doubt. Not one in that room could explain it, for each of their eyes had been closed. But there on the desk beside her, was a fragrant long-stemmed rose. And a child was blessed, if only for a moment, by the love of her shining star. And given the gift of believing, that heaven is never too far.
Heroes for Hope is extremely excited to announce that BrothersKeepers is the military/veteran organization that will benefit from our 6th Annual Heroes for Hope 5K Run/Walk, Kids Marathon, and 1 Mile Walk of Valor along with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Heroes for Hope.

From Brothers Keepers website:
Why did we found BrothersKeepers? That’s a gritty story, so hold on for a wild ride. It all began with a guy named Jack Fanning. Even when we were all buddies at school, Jack was a thrill seeker. He found the perfect career as an elite Air Force Special Operations Combat Controller where he got to experience the “extreme sports” side of the military. He served our country on six tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, but it was a routine training exercise that nearly killed him.

Jack’s life changed forever in 2010 when he parachuted into a blacked-out drop zone. His night vision goggles came loose, so he couldn’t navigate safely. He hit the ground hard enough to break his neck. By the grace of God, the strobe on his headgear went off. Jack’s best friend found him struggling to stay alive, and he was rushed to surgery.

In a split second, Jack went from being superhuman to being paralyzed, with injuries that left him unable to move from the neck down. That moment impacted all of his friends and family as well. All of us, especially Jack, became totally committed to finding creative ways to help others facing similar challenges.

Like Jack always says, “If I can do stuff like this, anyone can.” Most of us aren’t crazy enough to do half the things able-bodied that he does as a quadriplegic (like jumping out of airplanes and setting a world record for diving). But we have learned a lesson about developing the courage and toughness to keep going strong in the face of any challenge. That’s why we’ll never give up on those who have sacrificed so much to serve our country and our community.

BrothersKeepers is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit providing once-in-a-lifetime experiential retreats and ongoing support that offers profound healing and fellowship for wounded veterans, first responders, and their families.

Register today and support our HERO kids fighting childhood cancer and our military HEROES!
What a Great Service Clinic. We enjoyed reading your first news letter which has a wealth of information. I am involved with ETVA in Tyler and will share this information.
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The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare provides high-quality mental health care for

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28 Days of Black History (U.S. National Park Service) 02/05/2023

28 Days of Black History (U.S. National Park Service)

During , use this day-by-day virtual calendar to learn more about preserved in our National Parks.

28 Days of Black History (U.S. National Park Service) Black history is American history. In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson began a weeklong celebration that has since grown into an entire month dedicated to remembering the achievements, contributions, resilience, and legacies of Black Americans at a time when it was not commonly taught. In celebration of....

02/04/2023

Communication is key; an aspect Air Force veteran and Army spouse, Kametra, takes to heart as her . "Communication! I would rather over communicate with my husband than under communicate. No matter how I feel, I express it to him so he knows and can better support me. I also implemented texting each other at least once a day to let the other know you were thinking about them. Just a simple I love you."

Photos from Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce's post 02/02/2023

Two weeks ago we welcomed "Leadership Metrocrest" to our clinic for the group's Health and Human Services Day. Dr. Chelsea Fiduccia, our clinic director, was one of several presenters. We enjoyed having the opportunity to talk to this great group about the mental health services we provide to the local military community.

02/02/2023

UPDATE: Our clinic is operating REMOTE again today, Thursday, February 2nd. We plan to resume in-person operations and appointments on Friday if the weather permits. Thank you!

CLINIC UPDATE: Starting now and through Wednesday, February 1st, our clinic is temporarily operating on a remote basis due to anticipated inclement weather. We will provide Telehealth therapy during this time. We are working to contact all clients who are scheduled for in-person appointments. For questions and concerns, please call us at (469) 680-3500, email us at [email protected], and follow us .

11 Examples of Black Heroism in the Military 02/01/2023

11 Examples of Black Heroism in the Military

February is ! Join our clinic to recognize and celebrate the incredible contributions of Black service members. We'll be sharing articles and information throughout the month.

11 Examples of Black Heroism in the Military Dating all the way back to the American Revolution, Blacks have played key roles in the history (and success) of the U.S. military.

Talk Saves Lives 02/01/2023

Talk Saves Lives

You can still register for our virtual "Talk Saves Lives" presentation. The event covers the general scope of su***de, the latest research on prevention, and what people can do to fight it. The event is free and happening on Zoom. Register here:

Talk Saves Lives A community based presentation that covers the general scope of su***de, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight su***de

01/30/2023

CLINIC UPDATE: Starting now and through Wednesday, February 1st, our clinic is temporarily operating on a remote basis due to anticipated inclement weather. We will provide Telehealth therapy during this time. We are working to contact all clients who are scheduled for in-person appointments. For questions and concerns, please call us at (469) 680-3500, email us at [email protected], and follow us .

01/28/2023

Resolution Resource: is a free, self-paced online workshop to help military families manage stress and worry. The interactive resource provides brief, easy-to-use tools and strategies that participants can access whenever and wherever they need it: cohenveteransnetwork.org/toolsforstress.

VA.gov | Veterans Affairs 01/27/2023

VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

Here's something you need to know...

Veterans in suicidal crisis can now go to any VA or non-VA health care facility for emergency care at NO COST. This expansion in care went into effect on January 17, 2023 and includes inpatient or crisis residential care for up to 30 days and outpatient care for up to 90 days. Veterans do not need to be enrolled in the VA system to use this benefit.

What does this mean for our Cohen Clinic clients? While cost is never a barrier to care at our clinic, this new policy further cements the opportunities that exist for veterans to seek care when they are in crisis without concerns over payment.

There are aspects of this policy that our team is looking into and working to understand. We believe this is a big step and Cohen Veterans Network applauds all efforts to make quality mental health care more accessible for our military and veteran community!

Here's the press release from the VA:

VA.gov | Veterans Affairs Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

01/26/2023

Resolution Tip #4: Give yourself grace!

Set realistic expectations and recognize that you’re not going to nail it every day - and that’s ok. If you miss a workout, don’t beat yourself up. Instead, wipe the slate clean and start over tomorrow.

Cohen Clinic at Metrocare 01/25/2023

Cohen Clinic at Metrocare

Check out our Eventbrite page! It's a great way to stay up to date on free classes and workshops we are offering at our clinic. https://bit.ly/3U6qsIB Next Wednesday we will hold "Talk Saves Lives," a community based presentation that covers the general scope of su***de, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight su***de.

Cohen Clinic at Metrocare The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare provides personalized, confidential and evidence-based mental health care to veterans and their families regardless of discharge status or ability to pay. Services are provided by trained and credentialed staff. Services include counseling for....

01/24/2023

Resolution Tip #3: Start small.

When we succeed, our brains release chemicals including dopamine which is tied to pleasure and motivation. Our bodies then crave another success. Starting small enables you to experience rewards of achieving your goal and sets you on a path for continued success. So, if you want to meditate, start simply by taking 5 deep breaths!

01/23/2023

As a Carry The Load non-profit partner, all funds raised by our supporters and team members through our team page will come back to our clinic, helping us to provide much needed mental health services to our veteran and military community in North Texas. You can help us make a difference by donating to our campaign or joining our team! Visit our team page here: https://bit.ly/3ZQ0onM

01/22/2023

Check out this Adaptive Hockey Clinic coming up Tuesday with the VA North Texas Health Care System. If you are a veteran who has PTSD, depression, anxiety, TBI, substance abuse, sexual trauma, spinal cord injuries, amputations and/or legally blind, you can participate in this clinic to learn the basics of hockey. Contact information is on the flyer.

Atomic Habits Summary 01/21/2023

Atomic Habits Summary

Resolution Resource: In his best-selling book "Atomic Habits", James Clear provides a guide on how to change your habits and get 1% better every day:

Atomic Habits Summary Read this Atomic Habits summary to glean 3 key lessons from the book and learn James Clear's simple rules for better habits.

01/20/2023

Resolution Tip #2: Make it easy.

Set yourself up for success by making good decisions easier. For example, if you value creativity and want to paint more, don’t leave your painting supplies buried in your closet, have them more easily accessible!

01/19/2023

Interested in a New Treatment for Combat-Related PTSD?

We have availability in our cutting-edge treatment study with UT Dallas for combat-related PTSD. If you're a DFW-area post-9/11 combat veteran interested in learning more, email [email protected].

‘Never the same’: Survivors of military sexual trauma turn to The Pink Berets for healing 01/18/2023

‘Never the same’: Survivors of military sexual trauma turn to The Pink Berets for healing

The The Dallas Morning News published an article yesterday on The Pink Berets, a San Antonio-based nonprofit helping female service members suffering from , as well as mental and emotional trauma. The article looks specifically at military sexual trauma (MST), personal experiences with it, and investigations into the problem. Our clinic, as well as multiple community partners, are listed at the end of the article under "Support services for veterans" in North Texas. We encourage you to read the article and learn more about MST and how it's impacting our military community:

‘Never the same’: Survivors of military sexual trauma turn to The Pink Berets for healing Driven by her personal experience, Stephanie Gattas in 2015 founded The Pink Berets, a nonprofit that helps women soldiers and veterans suffering from post-trau...

Supporting Your Mental Health in the New Year 01/17/2023

Supporting Your Mental Health in the New Year

Do you receive our newsletter each month? You can check out our January edition here:

Supporting Your Mental Health in the New Year Plus, our Cohen Clinic is teaming up with Carry The Load! January 12, 2023 How To Make Resolutions Around Mental Health Have you been putting off your mental health? The new year brings new opportunit

01/16/2023

Today, we honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you're ready to take the first step to improving your mental health care, we are here to support you. Visit www.metrocareservices.org/mfc to learn more about our services.

Living Into Our Values 01/14/2023

Living Into Our Values

Resolution Resource: Rather than what you want to achieve, consider focusing on WHO you want to be in 2023. Identify your values and learn how to turn them into behaviors. Try out Brené Brown’s Living Into Our Values exercise: https://brenebrown.com/resources/living-into-our-values.

Living Into Our Values A two-part exercise to help you name and operationalize your values.

01/13/2023

Resolution Tip #1: Identify your WHY.

A lot of times people experience stress in their life because they are behaving in ways that don’t align with their values. In order to experience greater overall satisfaction, first, identify what’s important to you. This provides direction, helping you make decisions and choose behaviors that move you towards the life you want to be living.

01/12/2023

Our Cohen Clinic will be closed tomorrow for a staff development day.

01/11/2023

Carry The Load 2023 Non-Profit Partners

Thank you Carry The Load for partnering with our Cohen Clinic for a third year in a row. It is our honor to join you in restoring the true meaning of Memorial Day. We'd love for you to join our team! http://participate.carrytheload.org/goto/cohenclinic

01/09/2023

Dallas Theater Center workshops are back at our clinic! Find a new way to express yourself and tell stories. Whether you're brand new to acting or looking for a way to get involved again, you will enjoy this free opportunity. The first class is January 19! You can register for the workshops by visiting eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3W2xVYJ

Making a Long-Lasting Positive Change - Cohen Veterans Network 01/07/2023

Making a Long-Lasting Positive Change - Cohen Veterans Network

As you begin the new year, how can you make lasting positive change in support of your mental health and well-being? Cohen Veterans Network compiled tips from our work and the best-selling book, “Atomic Habits." Author James Clear writes, “All big things come from small beginnings. The seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision.”

Read more on making positive change here:

Making a Long-Lasting Positive Change - Cohen Veterans Network Each new year brings a new opportunity for a fresh start. While many make well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions to change certain behaviors or accomplish personal goals, according to US News & World Report, approximately 80% of resolutions fail. So, how can you make lasting positive change in su...

01/06/2023

Have you been putting off your mental health? A brings new opportunity for a fresh start. Prioritize your in 2023. Our Cohen Clinic is here to provide accessible, high-quality mental health care to post-9/11 veterans, service members and military families.

01/05/2023

Yesterday we hosted a virtual viewing and discussion of The "S" Word documentary. The documentary is powerful and gives us another tool to raise awareness about su***de prevention and resources. Here's an image from the discussion. We will hold this event again later this year. While it's still far off, keep in touch with us via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3PK9v4L

01/04/2023

We’re looking for post-9/11 veterans and service members who have PTSD, or probable PTSD, to participate in a study through our clinic in partnership with The Veterans Research at the University of Texas at Dallas. This is a non-drug, confidential, non-invasive study where compensation is provided.

Here's how you can get in touch:

- Send us an email at [email protected]
- Give us a call at (469) 680-3500

01/02/2023

Here's a great opportunity from the VA North Texas Health Care System. If you are a veteran who has PTSD, depression, anxiety, TBI, substance abuse, sexual trauma, spinal cord injuries, amputations and/or legally blind, you can participate in this clinic to learn the basics of hockey. Contact information is on the flyer.

01/01/2023

Happy New Year to our Cohen Clinic community! To our local service members, veterans, military family members, community partners, and more - we look forward to working with you in 2023.

The "S" Word Conversation 12/30/2022

The "S" Word Conversation

Don't forget, we will be showing a portion of the documentary The “S” Word on January 4 from 12 - 2 p.m. This will be a virtual viewing and discussion to raise awareness about su***de. Join us to talk openly about su***de without judgement. RSVP here:

The "S" Word Conversation Join us to talk openly about su***de without judgement, shame or discrimination.

12/29/2022

Holidays can be difficult and may bring up complicated feelings for people. Please be sympathetic to those around you and don't assume everyone loves the season. Consider checking up on a loved one who could use more support.

12/28/2022

Applied Su***de Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in su***de first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of su***de and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. The ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk.

Our clinic is offering an in-person training session on January 25 - 26, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Reach out to our outreach director, Tanya Mac, for more information - [email protected].

12/27/2022

For the holiday season, we asked veteran and military families about their and traditions. Mike, a Navy veteran, says he and his brother "reach out to our brothers and sisters who are still in the service and extend our thoughts, prayers and well wishes."

Making Holidays Merry in the Military - Cohen Veterans Network 12/26/2022

Making Holidays Merry in the Military - Cohen Veterans Network

Military families know how to make the holidays merry! Here's a blog from CVN on how our military communities adapt, make new traditions, have fun, and "say it" forward this time of year. What would you add to this list?

Making Holidays Merry in the Military - Cohen Veterans Network Military families often celebrate holidays in creative (and even unconventional) ways! In the spirit of the holiday season, we asked service members, veterans, and military families about their and traditions. We hope sharing these ideas might inspire other military families....

12/24/2022

Here's an important reminder this holiday weekend. Try to be accepting of family members as they are, even if they don't live up to your expectations. To create meaningful moments, loosen expectations and remain open to differences.

12/23/2022

Happy Holidays from our clinic team to you! Please take note of our holiday schedule. You can always learn more about us by visiting www.metrocareservices.org/mfc. We look forward to working with you soon.

12/22/2022

Here's a tip to support your wellness over the holidays. Although your holiday schedule may be busy, try sticking to a consistent exercise regimen. Even just 20 minutes a day can help relieve stress.

12/21/2022

The “S” Word Conversation - We will be showing a portion of the documentary to raise awareness about su***de prevention and resources, including alternatives that reach outside the box. Join us to talk openly about su***de without judgement, shame or discrimination. The discussion and documentary viewing are happening virtually January 4, 2023 from 12 - 2 p.m. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3PK9v4L

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