ADDISON (WBAP/KLIF)- The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare, a nonprofit mental health care clinic for North Texas veterans, active duty service members, and their families, unveiled its newly constructed Community Room in honor of Veterans Day.
The new Community Room will allow the DFW area veteran and military community to become even more connected and collaborative as it serves as a gathering place for creative or family-oriented outreach events, local veteran service organization meetings, and workshops on topics like suicide prevention and Mental Health First Aid.
The multipurpose space enables the Cohen Clinic to expand its programming to
ultimately reach more veterans, active duty service members, and families in need of mental health care, as well as raise awareness of mental health challenges.
“This is an opportunity to bring the community into the clinic and provide access to resources that support the overall wellbeing of veterans, active duty service members, and military families, as well as the broader community,” Clinic Director Dr. Chelsea Fiduccia said. “We are excited to have a dedicated gathering space, our own local hub, that will allow us to give back to the people and organizations who have given us so much in our first five years.”
This announcement follows a recent major milestone for the Cohen Clinic at Metrocare, the 5-year anniversary of its launch in June 2016. The Cohen Clinic in Addison, TX, is one of the founding locations for Cohen Veterans Network (CVN), a nationwide system of mental health clinics for veterans, active duty service members, and their families.
“The opening of the community room is a win for the entire veteran service community, and we look forward to seeing the collaborations fostered and the deeper connections formed as a result of this space,” said Metrocare Services CEO Dr. John W. Burruss.
The Cohen Clinic will host events like acting workshops with the Dallas Theater Center’s city-wide community engagement program, Public Works Dallas, on Tuesday evenings this fall. In addition to attending Cohen Clinic programs, community organizations can also reserve the space for meetings and events.
Specialized mental health care for veterans, active duty service members, and their families is available at the Cohen Clinic at Metrocare both in-person and virtually. Help is available for a variety of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment issues, anger, grief and loss, transition challenges, family and relationship problems, and children’s behavioral issues.
The clinic is located on 16160 Midway Rd Suite 218, Addison, TX 75001