Media & Events
The NYP Military Family Wellness Center and Intrepid Museum Present: Your Brain on the Military: Understanding Psychological Changes after Military Service
On Friday, June 8th, the Intrepid Museum and New-York Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center welcomed current and former military service members and their family and friends for an afternoon 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.
Inside NYP: Dr. Yuval Neria
"The war changed my life in so many ways. It was a tragic event and I lost my best friends, but the experience also contributed to the way I look at my life" says Dr. Neria in an article describing how wartime experiences shaped his life's work. Read on in the link below.
Event Held ahead of Fleet Week and Upcoming Anniversary of NewYork-Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center
Dr. Colleen Becket-Davenport of the NewYork-Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center, and Matthew Ryba, the Center’s Outreach and Education Coordinator conducted a Mental Heath Training event this morning for the staff of the USS Intrepid Museum ahead of Fleet Week and their upcoming 75th Anniversary: Busting Veteran and Mental Health Myths.
Video: Meet the Columbia Veterans Center PTSD Research and Treatment Program team and learn more about our ongoing projects
Dr. Neria Featured in Article Debating the Honorable Discharge of Service Members with PTSD
“Both PTSD and depression and other anxiety disorders result in inability to carry on military demands,” Yuval Neria told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview. “So, it is really unfair to give those people dishonorable discharge because it’s not really their fault. If they had mental health problems, including PTSD, they were the result of military experience and to punish them for those problems is really unnecessary and unfair.” Read in the link below.
Columbia PTSD Research Cited in Article on the Psychological Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
"A large body of research conducted after disasters in the past decades suggests that the burden of PTSD among persons who were exposed to disasters is significant," a research team led by psychiatrist Yuval Neria of Columbia University Medical Center wrote in 2008." Read in the link below.
Dr. Neria Interviewed in L.A. Times Article on the Aftermath of the Las Vegas Shooting
"The lack of explanation here is bothering us on an almost existential level," said psychologist Yuval Neria, an expert on post-traumatic stress disorder at Columbia University in New York. It's an anguish Neria says he has heard in his lab and in his clinical practice, from people who have followed the unfolding horrors from afar and from those with direct ties to the shooting." Read in the link below.
Dr. Neria Cited in Article on the Psychological Effects of Terrorism
"There is a trade-off when you have a society that becomes accustomed to the idea that there will be terrorism and there’s nothing they can do to stop it,” said Yuval Neria, an Israeli psychologist who is now a professor at Columbia University Medical Center." Read in the link below.
Dr. Neria Quoted in WebMD Article on the Mental Toll of Disasters
"Experts notice a pattern of mental health symptoms after disasters, says Yuval Neria, PhD, professor of medical psychology and director of the PTSD treatment and research program at Columbia University Medical Center. "Usually what we see first is the anxiety, fear, the difficulty in concentrating and functioning," he says." Read in the link below.
Equine Therapy Featured in the Miami Herald
At the outset, "Both the horses and the vets kind of exhibit or even suffer from the same fear circuit-based behavior. They are both fearful, initially, they are both apprehensive, initially, they avoid being together initially, and over time they develop the ability to be together." Read in the link below.
Dr. Neria's Video Interview on Equine Therapy
"There is a "dialogue," Neria said, as the horse mirrors the patient's mood or emotional state, leading the patient to greater self-awareness and self-control.". Read and watch the video in the link below.
The Week Features Our Equine Therapy for the Treatment of PTSD
"Neria says about 50 percent of veterans don't even apply to be treated for PTSD. Others who do seek treatment are often not helped by current therapies and medication." Read in the link below.
The Washington Post Discusses Equine Therapy with Dr. Neria and the Team
“The veterans feel that the horses are mirroring what they feel,” said Yuval Neria, a medical psychology professor at Columbia and the study’s other director.". Read in the link below.
One Year Anniversary Celebration for the Military Family Wellness Center
Thank you to all who attended our one year anniversary celebration for the New York Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center! It was truly an honor to see so many people in attendance.
Team member Matthew Ryba speaks to Ram Vets about Opportunities at Our Program
Fordham Veteran Alumnus Matthew Ryba, USMC Veteran OIF/OEF, Military Family Wellness Center, Outreach and Education Coordinator at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center talks to Ram Vets at the weekly meeting. NYP offers a variety of free veteran services and paid research study opportunities for active duty, veterans and military family members.