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Enhancing Veteran Mental Health: The Benefits of Partial Hospitalization Programming

At Gosnold, we know a successful recovery does not end with the completion of a treatment plan; we offer ongoing recovery support for our patients and their families.  We are committed to the community and provide family education, school-based counseling, medical care integration, and support prevention coalitions.

Veterans often face unique challenges upon returning to civilian life, especially concerning their mental health. The transition from military to civilian life can be daunting, and many veterans struggle with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, substance use, and other mental health conditions. To address these challenges effectively, it’s crucial to provide veterans with comprehensive mental health care options. One such option that has shown significant promise is partial hospitalization programming (PHP).

Tailored Support. Partial hospitalization programs for veterans are designed to offer tailored support that addresses their unique experiences and needs. Veterans often require specialized care that acknowledges their military background, trauma exposure, and specific challenges associated with service. PHPs tailored for veterans typically include a combination of therapy modalities, peer support groups, and educational sessions geared towards addressing military-related issues and promoting mental wellness.

Intensive Treatment with Flexibility. Partial hospitalization programming provides veterans with intensive treatment while still offering the flexibility to return home each day. This balance is particularly beneficial for those who require structured support but also value the stability of their home environment. Veterans can attend PHP sessions during the day and return home in the evenings, allowing them to maintain connections with family and community support networks.

Holistic Approach to Recovery. PHPs for veterans often adopt a holistic approach to recovery, addressing not only mental health concerns but also physical health, substance use, vocational rehabilitation, and social reintegration. By simultaneously addressing multiple aspects of well-being, these programs can support veterans in achieving comprehensive and sustainable recovery. Holistic interventions may include mindfulness practices, recreational therapy, vocational training, and assistance with accessing community resources.

Peer Support and Camaraderie. Veterans PHPs foster a sense of camaraderie and peer support among participants who share similar experiences. Building connections with fellow veterans can be incredibly therapeutic, as it creates a supportive environment where individuals feel understood and validated. Peer support groups within PHPs provide opportunities for veterans to share their challenges, offer encouragement, and learn from each other’s coping strategies.

Transition Support. For veterans transitioning from inpatient psychiatric care or residential treatment programs back to the community, partial hospitalization programming can serve as a vital bridge. PHPs offer structured support during this transitional period, helping veterans gradually reintegrate into their daily lives while continuing to receive intensive therapeutic interventions. This continuum of care is essential for minimizing the risk of relapse and promoting long-term recovery.

Partial hospitalization programming tailored for veterans plays a crucial role in enhancing mental health care delivery for those who have served their country. By providing tailored support, intensive treatment with flexibility, a holistic approach to recovery, peer support, and transition support, these programs address the unique needs of veterans and contribute to their overall well-being. As we strive to honor and support our veterans, investing in accessible and effective mental health services like PHPs is essential for ensuring they receive the care and support they deserve.

Gosnold offering Partial Hospitalization Programming for Veterans

Gosnold’s Partial Hospitalization program will be expanding in the Spring of 2024 to provide services to the veteran population. Our commitment to supporting veterans’ mental health is underscored by our experienced and trained multidisciplinary team, which includes an EMDR Clinician, a CPT Therapist, and group facilitators. Gosnold is engaged in the VA support community and is certified by Psych Armour. At Gosnold, we recognize the unique challenges veterans face upon returning to civilian life, particularly concerning their mental well-being. To address these challenges effectively, we advocate for comprehensive mental health care options, including partial hospitalization programming (PHP).

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