March 2021
Sleep Awareness Week: March 14-20
Trying to get through your day from another sleepless night! We’ve all been there. But what is it exactly that’s keeping you up at night? 

For veterans, in addition to the stress of the pandemic, there are any number of factors that could be contributing to insomnia including traumas associated with deployment, years of irregular work hours and difficulties surrounding the transition into civilian life. 

But now a growing number of post-9/11 veterans and military family members are learning how to trade in tossing and turning for deep sleep with the help of The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Veterans Village of San Diego. That’s because our Cohen Clinic offers sleep specific therapy called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) that has been shown to improve sleep in 75 to 80% of individuals with insomnia. See the webinar below on insomnia, presented by our Psychiatrist Dr. Mark Shideler.
To learn more about our Cohen Clinic's Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), call us at 619-345-4611.
Cohen Clinic Resource Corner
Our Case Manager provides the below resources for March, including a virtual job fair hosted by Fleet and Family Support Center San Diego on March 24 and financial opportunity clinics hosted by San Diego Financial Literacy Center through April 2.
PLUS! Courage to Call and Feeding San Diego is also hosting a
FREE food distribution on Saturday, March 13 at 10 a.m.
It is open to all military active duty, veterans, guard, reservists and their families and the distribution will be at 9445 Farnham Street in San Diego and will be a drive-thru only, first come, first served with no RSVP required. Military/veteran ID is required.
March is Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month. Join us to celebrate the contributions of women veterans and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CohenClinicVVSD to meet a few women who have served our nation throughout history!

This Women's History Month, we recognize the women of all ages, ranks, backgrounds who have served in the United States military. We are proud to serve women veterans - and their families!
Podcast Appearances
At the Cohen Clinic at VVSD, it is important for us to be a part of the conversation when it comes to mental health and resources in our community. We recently participated in important conversations with military and community-related podcast shows that helped us bring awareness about our services.
To celebrate the month of love, Holding Down the Fort hosted a special episode with two staff members from the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics in San Diego, CA and Virginia Beach, VA. Military Spouse and Outreach Manager at the Cohen Clinic at The Up Center Heather Wilson, and Military Spouse and Outreach Coordinator at the Cohen Clinic at VVSD Jenny Lynne Stroup joined to share lessons that every couple can learn from to help strengthen their relationships.

Cohen Clinic at VVSD Clinic Director Shari Finney Houser sat down with Supervisor Jim Desmond to talk about how the pandemic has affected the mental health of veterans and military families throughout the state of California, including San Diego and the Oceanside area.

In an effort to share information about the services at the Cohen Clinic at VVSD, Clinic Director Shari Finney Houser and Outreach Cooridnator Jenny Lynne Stroup sat down with Derrick Evens, host of Smarter San Diego, to talk about how we are helping veterans and military families make it back to better.

Contact Us
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic
at Veterans Village of San Diego

Phone: (619) 345-4611
Email: info@cohenvvsd.org