Veterans in Recovery Program
At Banyan Mental Health, we understand the mental and physical toll deployment can have on an individual. Many veterans turn to substance abuse in an attempt to cope with the mental distress they experience as a result of their time on the battlefield. Unfortunately, mental health is a common problem among veterans, and those who go without treatment for their conditions are at higher risk of suicide. In order to extend support to those who have served our country, our mental health treatment center in Boca is now offering Veterans in Recovery, a new form of mental health treatment for veterans.
Features Included in Our Veterans in Recovery Program
Treating mental illness in veterans requires comprehensive care – care that our mental health facility offers. Veterans in Recovery at Banyan Mental Health incorporates a variety of methods to help veterans recover from their symptoms and develop healthy coping mechanisms.
Veterans in Recovery includes features like:
- Separation from daily environment
- Distraction-free mental health care
- Unique mental health treatment methods geared towards treating a variety of mental disorders
- Life skills training and help to reintegrate back into society
- Healthy coping mechanisms
- Individual and group therapy
- Supervised outdoor activities
- & more
Common Symptoms of Mental Illness
Military service members who have been in war or conflict have experienced much trauma. Frequent exposure to these traumatic events increases the likelihood of mental illness. One of the most common mental disorders among veterans is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As the name suggests, this mental illness results from exposure to trauma and causes a variety of symptoms.
The first signs of mental disorders may be difficult to catch if you don’t know what you’re looking for; however, many veterans have developed a mental disorder due to their line of work. If you’re a veteran or know someone who is, there are general warning signs that can indicate a mental health problem.
Some common signs of mental illness include:
- Issues with memory
- Flashbacks of an event
- Inability to sleep or sleeping too much
- Depressive symptoms
- Feelings of guilt or hopelessness
- Low sense of self-worth
- Trouble with concentration and decision-making
- Withdrawal from loved ones
- Fixation on past events (or career points)
- Substance abuse
Without proper mental health treatment, veterans who struggle with mental disorders may begin to show signs of suicidal behavior. Not only is this a real danger, but mental illness also affects the person’s loved ones. Our mental health rehab for veterans can help men and women who have served our country and are currently battling a mental disorder.
Mental Disorders Treated at Banyan Mental Health
We offer outpatient and inpatient mental health treatment for veterans that are customized to their needs. In our residential treatment program, we require that patients live onsite where they will receive 24-hour care. Our mental health programs for veterans include therapies like cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy to treat the underlying facets of mental illness.
Mental disorders addressed at our mental health facility include:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Substance-Induced Psychosis
- Self-Injury or self-harming behavior
- Attachment Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Thought Disorders
- Co-Occurring Disorders
We also incorporate a variety of therapies in our Veterans in Recovery program, including:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFT)
- Pet Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Reality Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Aftercare Program for Veterans
Patient support continues after discharge at our mental health rehab. Because there is no quick fix for mental illness, we understand that our patients may continue to struggle with certain things and situations throughout their recovery. Mental health must be taken care of on a daily basis; the right kind of support can make this possible. After our mental health treatment, the aftercare program offered at Banyan Mental Health focuses on helping veterans stay on the right track in recovery. We incorporate group therapy sessions to build a community of peer support that patients can turn to when they need help. Our mental health care for veterans is truly customized to help patients succeed.
If you’re a veteran who’s struggling with a mental illness or know someone who is, contact us today to learn how our Veterans in Recovery program can help.