CIC eNews Spring 2017

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Spring 2017 Issue

Helping Veterans Engage in Care



Coaching Into Care (CIC) Responder/Coach, Jennifer Picanso, shared CIC's mission and program evaluation at the 38th Annual Society of Behavioral Medicine Meeting last month. 

CIC educates, supports, and empowers family members and friends who are seeking care or services for a Veteran.  We suggest ways to reduce stigma, provide psychoeducation, and coach callers with communication tips to help a Veteran engage in care.

Findings of our program evaluation indicated that 6 months of coaching was associated with an almost 50% increase in Veterans receiving mental health care.  Read the evaluation project findings here:

When a Veteran you know needs help, call Coaching Into Care at (888) 823-7458 Monday through Friday 8am to 8pm Eastern.  It works!

T.S. Eliot wrote that April is the cruelest month, but we do recover


Are you or a Veteran you know drinking to mask pain or avoid facing other challenges? You should know that there are healthy and effective ways to cope. 

It took strength for these Veterans to reach out for support, but now their lives have changed for the better. 

Tips for Family and Friends

Meet the New VA Secretary


Streamed live on Feb 24, 2017

VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin takes questions from Veterans during a town hall-style digital event on YouTube Live.
Shulkin and other VA senior leaders will join moderator Bill Rausch for a 30-minute discussion online via YouTube Live.


CIC would like to thank and recognize colleagues who collaborated with us to promote or arrange care for our families and their Veterans: