In honor of Veterans Day this year, a Colorado-based healthcare company All points north, or APN for short, released the results of a survey that found veterans (and their families) consistently struggle to maintain positive mental health. Highlights of the report were released via a press release on November 10.
APN offers rehabilitation programs designed specifically for veterans, with treatment centers in Colorado and California. Additionally, there are virtual therapies via the company’s APN Connections app available on iOS and Android.
The survey was initiated through a collaboration between APN and the research firm census. The project inquired from more than a thousand military veterans, and took nearly a week and a half to complete. It ran from October 5 to October 14.
“We train our military before they go to war, and now is the time to think seriously about how we train them to return to civilian life,” Noah Nordheimer, founder and CEO of APN, said in a press release. Veterans and their families face unique challenges and, as such, need personalized psychological care. We find that clients with strong family involvement have a greater likelihood of sustainable recovery and that is why we treat them as a unit.”
The poll results are bleak. Among other figures, almost half of the respondents (45%) reported that they are not optimistic about improvement in the future, with 56% saying that their psychological struggles have negative effects on their relationship with their partner. Many admitted to turning to alcohol and other controlled substances at least once a week as a coping mechanism.
“The fact that 56% of veterans in civilian roles say their mental health affects their relationships at work is not surprising to me at all. It really represents how difficult, if not impossible, it is for veterans to connect with ‘normal people’.” [who] “He has never served in the military or has any understanding of what veterans have gone through, especially in the workplace,” veteran John Armor said in a statement provided to me. “I sought treatment at APN in an effort to overcome everyday obstacles like these and improve my overall mental health. I had an amazing treatment experience, being matched with understanding providers and quickly given a treatment plan that was unique to me and perfect for my condition, which I believe is key to people feeling They can’t communicate with anyone else.”
Armor added that the data detected by the APN, while disappointing, is unsurprising.
“As a veteran who has suffered from opioid use disorder and major depressive disorder, this data unfortunately makes a lot of sense to me. I would honestly expect over 46% to consume controlled substances once a week to cope with civilian life. In terms of my own experience, I come to APN from another residential facility, where I had a bad experience and really struggled to find the help I needed.I was drawn to APN for their different types and customized approach to treatment.I stayed in APN for 30 days, during which time I received a variety of treatments ranging from HBOT to deepTMS and even labor With a personal trainer, I never felt like I was getting the same cookie-cutter approach as everyone else. [I wish I] sought treatment [with] APN earlier. “
Like geriatric and senior societies, military veterans are often forgotten as people with disabilities that require accommodations. Make no mistake, mental health conditions really are disabilities. Likewise, services such as those you provide Department of Veterans Affairs It is a form of accessibility in the purest sense of the word. This is important to point out because it is yet another example of the accessibility dynamic. The thing about people with disabilities is that we find accessibility – or lack thereof – in almost every aspect of daily life; Technology is only one. We do this out of necessity and the basic human need for survival.
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