At Glen Oaks Hospital, we offer veteran mental health services that meets you where you are and understands what you need and who you are all to take positive steps forward.
Not everyone has the same life-experiences as military service members, and your mental health treatment should reflect that.
Veterans are a population that is at a higher risk for experiencing mental health issues such as suicide and trauma. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), veterans make up an estimated 18% of all deaths by suicide in the United States. This is a significant concern, as the suicide rate among veterans is 1.5 times higher than the rate among non-veterans.
One of the reasons for this increased risk is that veterans are more likely to have experienced traumatic events. These can include combat-related trauma, sexual trauma and military sexual trauma. These experiences can have a profound and lasting impact on an individual’s mental health and well-being.
Another reason for the higher risk of suicide among veterans is that they may have a harder time accessing mental health services. This can be due to a variety of factors, such as a lack of awareness of available services, stigma surrounding mental health issue or difficulty getting to appointments due to physical or financial barriers.
Glen Oaks Hospital offers veteran mental mealth services to help veterans who are in crisis or at risk of suicide. These include crisis and suicide care and services for any individual who has served, as well as in-person assessments and inpatient and outpatient medication management.
It is important to note that veterans are not the only group that is at a higher risk of suicide and trauma. Other groups include first responders, healthcare workers and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Glen Oaks Hospital provides trauma-informed care for those in need, and we can help you or your loved one, today. Call us at 903-454-6000 to get started.