Military service takes its toll in countless ways, not the least of which are the after-effects it has on those who have firsthand experience of the chaos and destruction that is part and parcel of conflict. For far too long, the needs of veterans in the United States were left unaddressed, which is why Genesis New Beginning offers specialized services for veterans in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California. If you’re struggling to regain your civilian life, call or use the online scheduling form to book a visit.
Upending your life to serve your country is a noble calling, but it can come with a cost. If you’ve spent months, or years, on foreign soil, getting plugged back in upon your return can be difficult. While it’s easy enough to unpack your bags, the trauma you may have experienced during your service creates emotional and mental baggage that isn’t so easily shed.
Unfortunately, many veterans suffer from mental disorders after they return to civilian life where seemingly no one understands what they’ve been through. In fact, studies show that one in four active soldiers show signs of mental health problems, which are only exacerbated after they return home. That’s where specialized veteran services come in.
In an effort to address the unique needs of soldiers returning from service, the licensed clinical social workers at Genesis New Beginning offer a sanctuary where your needs are understood and met, from coping mechanisms to finding employment and housing.
Consider this: Approximately 22 veterans take their own lives every single day in the United States and the rate of depression among veterans is five times higher than it is in civilians. These numbers are why Genesis New Beginning offers a number of mental health services to address the problems that affect returning military personnel, including:
Every veteran is different, and the medical professionals at Genesis New Beginning tailor a plan to each individual patient that may include:
The licensed psychiatrists and therapists at Genesis New Beginning understand the far-reaching effects that military service can have on veterans who are trying to rebuild their lives. They also understand that problems like PTSD, depression, and substance abuse are often connected and rarely go away on their own, which is why help is critical.
On any night in the United States, around 40,000 veterans make up America’s homeless population. The veteran specialists at Genesis New Beginning understand what resources to tap for housing, allowing veterans to take the first step toward regaining their lives.
If you or a loved one needs veteran services, call Genesis New Beginning, or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.