Mental Health for Veterans
Mental Health for veterans is something that everyone should take seriously. Military veterans have sacrificed many aspects of their lives to help provide a more secure home front for everyone else here in the United States. Many times, however, their service comes at a cost, both for those who serve on the front lines in theaters of war and for those serving in other aspects of the armed forces and in military installations. Many times, we do not realize everything that goes into military service, and the hardships that servicemen and women must endure: everything from being away from their friends, family or loved ones, to experiencing combat first-hand.
Higher Rate of Mental Illness
Our brave men and women are often hit with a higher rate of mental health issues than the average citizen – a 2014 study conducted by JAMA Psychiatry found that 25 percent of almost 5500 active-duty and non-deployed Army soldiers tested positive for various mental health disorders. There is a larger percentage that is obviously dealing with various mental health trauma; whether these issues were pre-existing or where brought on by one’s military service, the fact remains that our men and women need help at a higher rate than the average person.
Identify Mental Illness
There is no shame in admitting that you are suffering from a mental health issue – depression is one such significant aspect, and can drastically affect your ability to function even day-to-day on the most basic tasks. Anxiety is another common condition that can be just as difficult to function with – regardless of your specific mental health issue, it’s important to note that stigmas still exist, even in the military, but ultimately the most important aspect to realize is that it is not a problem to struggle with these issues, and you are not alone. There are many other brothers and sisters throughout the armed forces that are experiencing the same exact thing as you right now!
Get Professional Help
Ultimately, it is important to get proper care and help for any type of mental or behavioral health recovery. Montevista Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada is one such mental health facility that is dedicated towards providing our service members with top-quality mental health programs, both currently enlisted and veterans alike.
Montevista’s Program Features
Our programs feature many aspects such as:
- Military Veterans currently on staff
- Direct admissions for Active Duty Military members
- A structured environment well-suited for achieving one’s mental health goals and treatment
- Tricare formulary observed
- Military Specific Issues Groups
- Focus on Resiliency and Post Traumatic Growth
- Evidence-based Therapeutic Modalities
- Emphasis on Reintegration
- Anger and Domestic Violence Management
- Individual, Group & Family Therapy
- Daily Physical Training
- Transportation arrangements
- 12-step Program (AA)
- Art therapy
- Relaxation Therapy
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Veterans A Top Priority
We want to make it clear that our veterans and active duty military members are a top priority to Montevista Hospital and Strategic Behavioral Health overall. We consider it a sincere honor to be able to offer treatment for our veterans and service members; whether you are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, substance addictions, significant depression or suicidal ideations, we can help you immediately in a comfortable environment that is geared towards identifying and immediately treating any necessary symptoms.
Remember this: if you are suffering from a mental health issue, do not be afraid to reach out to a trusted source for help and advice. We understand how difficult it can be to come to terms with any issue and admit that you are personally suffering. Know that it does not make you weak, but only stronger: our physical bodies are just one half of our entire existence. Your mind and its well-being is the other half and it is important to treat it with as much care and attention as you would with a broken leg, for example.
Call for FREE Assessment
So, if you feel that you are suffering from a mental health issue, or even suspect you may be, please call us at 702-251-1371 for a completely free and confidential assessment. We are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you at any time.