Military Family Wellness Center

Military service members and their families face unique challenges that can take a toll.

NewYork-Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center connects U.S. military service members of any duty status and service era and their families with high quality, evidence-based mental health services.

This innovative program, which is available at both NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, helps address the unique health challenges of service members and their loved ones in a confidential and secure environment. For a complete listing of services offered at the Military Family Wellness Center, visit our mental health services page.

If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself right now, please dial the Veteran's Crisis Line at


Social Stigmas of PTSD: Retired Lieutenant Colonel John O'Brien

John O'Brien served four tours as a Special Operations officer in the Middle East. John has seen things that no living person should ever have to see. The nightmares of war can leave the body and mind ravaged. It's estimated that more than 500,000 U.S. participants in the Middle East conflicts suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. John wants to remove the stigma associated with this condition.


John O'Brien's Story - Stigma - NewYork-Presbyterian

John was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army who served numerous tours in the Middle East.