Military Wellness Center at Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute￼
Evidence-Based Therapy for Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Location: New York City
The Military Family Wellness Center at Columbia University provides free, evidence-based clinical mental health treatment to veterans, active-duty service members, and their families. Dr Yuval Neria, the clinic director, is an esteemed clinician and research expert on epidemiological, clinical and neuroimaging studies in combat-related trauma and PTSD. Dr. Neria also has tremendous credibility with service members and veterans, given his own first-hand experience serving during the Yom Kippur War in the Israeli Army, for which he received the Medal of Valor, Israel’s highest honor for combat bravery. The Center especially seeks to treat those who do not qualify for, lack access to, or do not benefit from Veterans Affairs (VA) care, in order to address gaps in existing mental health services for the post-9/11 population of veterans. The Center specializes in the treatment of combat-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and also treats depression, anxiety, readjustment difficulties, and relationship problems, which are all linked to significant functional impairment. A BWF grant will permit the Center to treat 13 additional post-9/11 veterans suffering from PTSD and other mental health challenges related to their military service.