Mental Health

EMDR for Military Service Members

Joining the military is a noble decision, but it doesn’t come without repercussions. While these individuals may gain feelings of pride and valor from serving their country, they frequently also bring home significant burdens. When facing addiction or mental health issues, getting back to normal [...]

By |2022-03-21T13:10:23+00:00January 19th, 2022|Mental Health|0 Comments

EMDR: Effective Treatment for Veterans with PTSD

Upwards of 20% of veterans returning from the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan experience posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This condition has a long history among service members, so it’s important to have effective treatments available. EMDR for PTSD treatment offers hope for veterans, [...]

By |2022-03-21T13:10:33+00:00January 19th, 2022|Mental Health|0 Comments

Improving the Quality of Mental Health Care for Veterans

Did you know that nearly one in four active-duty members shows signs of a mental health condition? But, the staggering statistics don't end there: The rate of PTSD among veterans is 15 times higherthan civilians. Depression rates are five times higher among vets than civilians. Nearly 20% of veteranswho [...]

By |2022-03-21T13:11:05+00:00January 18th, 2022|Mental Health|0 Comments

Mental Health Treatment for First Responders, Military, and More

Most Americans view military members and first responders as heroes. Unfortunately, they typically don’t understand the intense stressors faced by those in these careers. Repeat exposure to traumatic situations can result in mental health issues. Though these issues are sometimes debilitating, PTSD associated with professions [...]

By |2022-03-21T13:11:24+00:00January 18th, 2022|Mental Health|0 Comments

Most Vets Don’t Know What Mental Health Services VA Offers

Mental health is an important concern for everyone. Whether you're a veteran who served during active wartime or not, you may have benefits that help you take care of yourself physically and mentally. Find out more about veterans' access to mental health services below. What [...]

By |2022-03-21T13:11:34+00:00January 18th, 2022|Mental Health|0 Comments

Corrections Officers and Mental Health

When we think about law enforcement and mental health, many people picture police officers. Yet, according to studies, prison workers have a high rate of mental health issues. In fact, some studies show a higher rate of mental health problems in corrections officers than in [...]

Learning to Cope, Live, and Thrive with PTSD

When you think of someone who has PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), you may think of a soldier of war who has endured unspeakable torture or seen horrendous deaths while in a battle, but the disorder encompasses so much more. Educating yourself about the causes of [...]

By |2019-06-19T14:55:32+00:00April 9th, 2019|Mental Health, PTSD|0 Comments

The Impact of Mental Illness on Police Officers

Over the past few years, preserving the mental health of police officers has become a significant priority. The impact of mental illness on law enforcement, including issues surrounding addiction, is more apparent than ever. After all, these professionals are at high risk for developing [...]

By |2021-07-15T14:02:05+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Mental Health, Police Officers|0 Comments

Veterans’ Mental Health: 7 Facts and Stats That We Need to Address

Growing awareness about PTSD has led to more support for veterans than ever before. But post-traumatic stress disorder is far from the only struggle impacting our veterans today. In an attempt to manage their suffering, many veterans turn to substance abuse. And getting help [...]

By |2019-07-01T12:48:06+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Mental Health, Military|0 Comments

We Need to Make It OK to Talk About First Responders Mental Health

It's not difficult to imagine that first responders need mental health support. The things they experience every day would keep anyone awake at night. The difficult thing for the first responders is talking about mental health support. Then doing something about it. First Responder [...]

By |2019-06-24T20:10:54+00:00March 18th, 2019|First Responders, Mental Health|0 Comments