Mental Health Treatment for Veterans
Proudly Providing Mental Health Services for Military Members and Their Families
The VA Accredited mental health experts at Dr. Paul's By The Sea offer specialized treatment programs and other mental health resources catered to each of our patient's individual and specific needs. We strive every day to encourage mental health treatment for veterans and combat the mental illness problems that are causing so much pain and suffering to our beloved military service members across the country by providing the appropriate amounts of counseling and therapy.l
The Big Three
The Department of Veterans Affairs explains that there are primarily three mental health problems that you may encounter serving in the military. They include:
Moderate to severe forms of depression are considered by professionals as a mental health disorder that directly impedes and causes complications in daily life and affects the brain's normal functioning. Many of these instances that develop in veterans' lives require proper guidance and treatment to ensure the least amount of impact on their life. JAMA Psychiatry conducted a study in 2014 that concluded that veterans' depression rate is nearly five times higher than that of civilians.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
When these side-effects continue and do not appear to be improving, the chances are good that post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD has developed. The same JAMA Psychiatry study in 2014 found that the rates of PTSD being diagnosed are nearly 15 times greater with veterans than it is with the rest of the civilian population.
If mental health symptoms affect your quality of life, you don't have to face this illness alone. Our beautiful and industry-leading mental health treatment facility in Orange County can offer the assistance you need in an environment where you feel connected and supported.
Tricare & TriWest Insurance Accepted
Dr. Paul’s By The Sea is proud to provide service to the men and women in our military forces. We thank you and accept Tricare insurance, allowing us to provide high-quality health resources to active-duty and veteran service members.
Our mental health treatment center provides psychiatric treatment services for these service members and their families.
The Impact of Deployments
The institute of Medicine, or IOM, has published articles stating that the most common psychological challenges that both our active-duty military service members, veterans, and their families see play out in their lives include:
- Feeling overwhelming anxious and depressive emotions relating to their recent or upcoming military deployment.
- Fears from the rest of the family regarding the safety and mental health care of their loved one.
- Constant worry caused because of the children that are involved and the many duties related to being a responsible and loving parent during or after a deployment.
The Army Gold Book indicates that since the year 2012, approximately 56 percent of all men and women veteran service member spouses had reported experiencing stress in one degree or another. Nearly half of those military member spouses claimed to have worried a great deal about their financial situations, with the majority of them claiming that hey only had $500 or less total throughout their savings accounts. Lastly, close to 19 percent of spouses to military personnel admitted to participating in behavioral health or marital counseling.
Joint Commission Accredited
Dr. Paul By The Sea is fully credentialed and licensed in the state of Florida by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO). JCAHO is unanimously considered the gold standard of addiction treatment by industry professionals. Knowing that the facility has obtained this certification should be a top priority for individuals to look at when researching to find the right inpatient or outpatient treatment facility for them.
We dedicate our facilities and treatment methods to ensuring that we provide the best available recovery options while maintaining professional levels of care. Please contact us today and hear how our caring staff of experts use their experience to implement evidence-based treatments to make sure each of our patients receives the most effective treatment regimens.
Our staff takes the conditions and issues of our veterans very seriously and continuously works to eliminate the homelessness problem that so many of our veterans face today. Some simple statistics that were gathered in 2014 that may help put into perspective the severity of this problem include:
- Approximately 70 percent of homeless United States veterans struggle with moderate to severe substance use disorder.
- The Department of Veteran Affairs states that nearly 45 percent of our homeless veterans suffer from at least one mental health disorder, with the most common being post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- There have been as many as 50,000 veterans across the United States that have been homeless in a single night.
- Male service members and veterans are 1.3 times more likely to become homeless that non-military male civilians.
- Female service members and veterans are 3.6 times more likely to become homeless than non-military female civilians.
Permanent damage to many aspects of your life can be caused when mental illness and substance abuse habits go untreated. Family relationships and professional careers are just a few of the most commonly seen parts of a veteran's life affected the easiest.
When a veteran decides to pursue treatment for a mental health concern, the care provider will share that the Department of Defense will closely follow the privacy guidelines set down by HIPAA and the Privacy Act. These guidelines guarantee the privacy of all medical and mental health records in most situations.