The Intrepid Museum and New York Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center welcome current and former military service members and their families for a series exploring the links between military service and the brain. Hear from researchers and veterans as they unravel myths and realities about the military and mental health.
Join us on September 25 for a virtual town hall discussing veteran mental health concerns around COVID-19 and service-related issues. Learn about how social changes, grief and economic loss are affecting our veteran community, and about resources and treatments available at the Military Family Wellness Center.
Friday, September 25
"Introductions and NY Veteran Update on COVID-19" - Matthew Ryba, director of community outreach at the Military Family Wellness Center and United States Marine Corp veteran OIF/OEF.
"COVID-19 and Veterans: An Active Intervention" - Dr. Doron Amsalem, research psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Military Family Wellness Center clinician, will discuss his recent findings in a study looking at intervention with veterans during the COVID-19 epidemic.
"Military Family Wellness Center: How Therapies for PTSD Work" - Dr. John Markowitz, research psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and professor of clinical psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, will discuss the available PTSD treatment therapies offered at the Military Family Wellness Center and how these therapies help overcome PTSD.
Veterans Programs are made possible by public funds facilitated by the Councilman Chaim Deutsch, Chair of the Committee on Veterans, in partnership with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. These programs are also supported by the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund.