JACKSONVILE, N.C. — The coronavirus is impacting the 2020 holidays for many of us, but it’s a time that can be especially hard for veterans and military families every single year.
A new clinic in Jacksonville is looking to help those who’ve served with their mental health.
Beverly King is the director for the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Hope for the Warriors. She says they plan to open a brand new Jacksonville facility in the spring of 2021. In the meantime, they’re working with other clinics across the state, including the Cohen Clinic in Fayetteville, to offer telehealth services to more than 100,000 potential clients across eastern North Carolina and the rest of the state.
Experts like King say there is a great need for mental health services for all veterans, active duty service members, and their family members, including those who face post 9/11 struggles. She says clinics like theirs address a variety of issues like anxiety, post-traumatic stress, depression, anger issues, grief and loss transition challenges, relationship problems and even children’s behavioral issues.
Quite often however, people don’t have insurance or the funds to seek these types of services. King says they will not turn away anyone based on their financial situation.
For more information on how you can seek help, visit their website.