PTSD and Mental Health: 11 Articles for Veterans
Last Updated: 06 Jul 2021
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Mental health illnesses like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can become chronic and severely debilitating or even life-threatening when left untreated. They say the most important step is the first step– acknowledging something isn’t right and knowing when to seek help. But so many folks living with a mental illness feel overwhelmed and alone…How do they know where to turn?
We’ve put together a list of comprehensive articles about mental health and PTSD to help you and your loved ones get a handle on what PTSD is, how it manifests, where it comes from, and how to manage it.
Before self-diagnosing or seeking treatment, be sure to learn the specific definition of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, how to recognize the signs, and determine whether you or a loved one should seek professional treatment.
While professional counseling is often a beneficial treatment for PTSD, it’s not for everyone. This article shares 5 measurable and tangible changes you make in your life to help reduce symptoms of PTSD.
This article is a quick, concrete resource for Veterans working to manage their PTSD and other mental health symptoms. It offers several specific activities and changes you can incorporate into your life to ease stress and improve overall well being.
Perhaps because we often see headlines associating PTSD with the Veteran community, there’s a common misconception that PTSD is only ever the result of severe military combat trauma. But PTSD can manifest from a wide variety of traumas that can occur in and out of uniform. And, yes, anyone can experience PTSD. This article details some of the different experiences that can cause PTSD in individuals of all different backgrounds.
Everything you need to know about what services Veterans can expect at the Endeavors Veteran Wellness Center in San Antonio, and a comprehensive look at holistic wellness as a path to suicide prevention.
This article was published shortly after the Department of Veteran Affairs announced Suicide Prevention as a top priority due to prolonged isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Jill Palmer, Senior Director of Clinic Operations at Endeavors and Veteran wellness expert talks about confronting the Veteran mental health crisis and the ways Endeavors is providing free or no-cost services to Veterans in need through our Veteran Supportive Services program, and at our Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics across Texas.
As much as we believe in and support professional counseling services to help treat mental health issues, we know that mental health care is not one size fits all. Therapy isn’t for everyone. That’s why we also work to promote regular exercise, which can help manage and reduce symptoms of such issues as depression, suicidal behavior, and other mental health illnesses. This article explains the hows and whys!
When you or someone you love exhibits suicidal behavior, do you know who to call? The Senate unanimously passed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act to officially designate 988 the nation-wide emergency number to reach the National Suicide Hotline. Learn how this change will aid the fight to prevent suicide, and when the change will be go into effect.
A heartwarming personal story featuring Javier, one of our own Endeavors employees and a Marine Veteran who struggled with PTSD. After connecting with our Veteran Supportive Services program in San Antonio, Javier beat unemployment, homelessness, and addiction and is now sharing his story to help other Veterans impacted by PTSD.
Sometimes it’s difficult to identify aspects of your daily reality as symptoms of PTSD. This story is for everyone who thinks they might be living with PTSD, but isn’t sure. It’s also a great example of how Endeavors can help Veterans get access to the VA services and benefits they deserve.
In addition to the individualized care we provide to Veterans, active duty personnel, and their families at our three Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics in San Antonio, Killeen, and El Paso, we are also proud to operate a one-of-a-kind holistic Veteran Wellness Center for Veterans, their families, and their caregivers. What is a Veteran Wellness Center? Click here to find out.
Are you or someone you love struggling with symptoms of PTSD? Endeavors is here to support you through our comprehensive case management, telehealth, and supportive housing services. Contact us to connect with a case manager and get started on the path to mental health management, improved wellness, and the quality of life you deserve.
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VETERAN SUPPORTIVE SERVICES
About Endeavors’ Veteran Supportive Services
Endeavors is a longstanding national non-profit that provides an array of programs and services in support of children, families, Veterans, and those struggling with mental illness and other disabilities. Endeavors serves vulnerable people in crisis through innovative personalized services. Endeavors provides support for Veterans and military families for over eighty counties through nine offices across Texas. For more information, please visit www.endeavors.org.
About The Cohen Veterans Network
Cohen Veterans Network is a 501(c)(3) national not-for-profit philanthropic network of mental health clinics for post-9/11 Veterans and their families. CVN focuses on improving mental health outcomes via a network of outpatient mental health clinics for Veterans and their families in high-need communities, in which trained clinicians deliver holistic, evidence-based care to treat mental health conditions. The network currently has 19 clinics in operation serving Veterans and their families across the country. Learn more about Cohen Veterans Network.