The physical health of our Sarasota area veterans is important, but just as critical is the mental health of those veterans who have suffered trauma. Effective treatments are available for a wide range of mental health issues, but the veteran needs to take action to seek them. They need to work with their doctor or mental health professional to determine which treatments are the most effective for them, as the success of each treatment will vary by individual.
Here are some things for veterans to consider when seeking mental health assistance:
- Most treatments can create a positive change in a reasonable period of time, but the veteran must be willing to start and continue the treatment process.
- Treatments will help manage stress and your behaviors by helping you understand what triggers your reactions and how to manage stressful situations in your life.
- Therapy and counseling can help teach you new ways to handle stress, convert negative behaviors to positive ones, and help you move past your current state of mental being. Therapy can either be one-on-one or in groups depending on each veteran’s condition.
- Medication can help manage some mental health issues, so veterans should be willing to consider them.
- Peer support groups can be quite valuable by giving veterans access to other vets who have suffered the same issues and have been able to successfully manage them.
- Some veterans can benefit from self-help apps or websites which can teach proper behaviors and reactions to stress.
Treatment can be effective whether a veteran has recently been deployed or many years later. Don’t think it’s too late to get the help you need if you have issues and have not been able to successfully manage them. Contact Operation Rubix today at 941-330-4240 for more information about our services.