Veterans

“The lifetime prevalence of PTSD in the United States is between 6.8 and 7.8% for adults aged 18 and over. This impacts approximately 7.7 million people.”         (NCPTSD, 2012; NIMH, 2009)

 

10% of Desert Storm veterans, 11% of Afghanistan veterans, 20% of Iraqi veterans and 30% of Viet Nam veterans have PTSD

 

Enduring consequences of PTSD include:1-veterans

  • Unemployment
  • Relationship issues
  • Divorce
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger, depression and anxiety issues
  • Homelessness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Chronic pain
  • Etc…

According to the VA, one active duty service member commits suicide every 35 hours.

 

If you are a Veteran, of any war since 2001, there are free EMDR services available to you and your family. Please contact the organization closest to you from the list below:

Palomar Family Counseling Service Inc.                                        Centerstone
1002 East Grand Ave                                                                        721 Highway 46 South
Escondido, CA 92025                                                                        Dickson, TN 37055
(760) 741-2660                                                                               (615) 446-3797

Soldier Center                                                                                HAP-Minnesota Resilience Project
291 Clear Sky Court, Suite D                                                              Elaine Wynne
Clarksville, TN 37042                                                                         (763) 546-1662
(931) 553-6981                                                                                info@veteranresilienceproject.com

Pastoral Institute
The Counseling Center
2022 Fifteenth Ave
Columbus, GA 31907-1699
(706) 649-6500

 

EMDR is an “A” rated (strongly recommended) treatment for military related PTSD. (VA/DoD Practice Guidelines for the Management of Post-Traumatic Stress, 2010)

Learn about our Trauma Recovery/HAP-Minnesota Resilience Project Here