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Veterans and Mental Health

Therapies For Veterans, veterans with mental health disorders

Veterans and Mental Health

It’s becoming more and more widely acknowledged that many of our US Veterans struggle predominately with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and clinical depression. A considerable number of the soldiers who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan are coping daily with PTSD and depression diagnoses. However, the scope of mental health disorders in our Veterans extends beyond these illnesses. Our service men and women deal regularly with the following:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Substance use disorders (SUD)
  • Higher rates of violence 

These mental health struggles are detrimental to the quality of life that our soldiers deserve and can be incredibly challenging to overcome. That’s where Miramont Behavioral Health, with locations in Waukesha and Middletown, can help.  

We treat a wide variety of mental health disorders for the general population and for our appreciated Veterans. If you have served in the military and suffer from any of the following mental health issues, be sure to keep reading, and contact us with questions!

Effective Treatments For Our Veterans

Miramont Behavioral Health has seen many Veterans who come to our Wisconsin facilities thrive when they participate in scientifically informed treatment methods. Our favorite approaches include evidence-based therapies and trauma-focused therapies.

Evidence-Based Therapy: One Size Doesn’t Have To Fit All

The chart below helps classify which therapeutic avenues work best with certain types of mental health disorders. Keep in mind that blended approaches are always an option and that we can work closely with you to find what you need to begin enjoying your life.

Therapeutic Approach Mental Health Disorder  Description
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT-D) Depression This approach centers in acceptance and learning to acknowledge our emotions and feelings while becoming more aware of triggers and goals
Behavioral Activation (BA) Depression This is an action-oriented avenue based on increasing health and wellness-minded tasks in your day to day. 
Behavioral Family Therapy (BFT) Schizophrenia and/or bipolar disorder You’ll learn to communicate your mental health disorder to others, solve problems, support yourself and others, and educate yourself about the disorders that you deal with. This therapy also structures itself around family and support systems. 
Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy (CBCT) PTSD Rooted in changing the way that you conceptualize your world, CBCT helps you break down harmful beliefs that impede your ability to regulate your moods, work through and manage anger, and enjoy your daily life with your family members and/or partner.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Insomnia, anxiety, SUD (alcoholism and addiction) Similar to CBCT, there’s a lot of work done in this therapy to discard harmful beliefs, manage your triggers, and cope with stress without substances. 
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Suicidal thoughts, depression, PTSD, SUD, addiction, alcoholism, self-harming, and binge eating Hone in on communication skills, assess and stabilize problematic relationships, and build new interpersonal skills with DBT.

Trauma-Focused Therapies For Veterans With PTSD

The effects of trauma on the lives of Veterans are numerous, potentially triggering any number of mental health disorders and physical ailments. Unfortunately, from the American Civil War to today, PTSD has become something of a hallmark experience in many combat Veterans along with the American public generally. While warfare has become more sophisticated over time, the mental and emotional price that surviving Veterans pay manifests in increased rates of PTSD. 

Studies show that exposure-based therapy in the trauma context is beneficial for service men and women who struggle with PTSD. With guidance and a wealth of resources, we’re equipped to administer trauma-focused therapy for you or your loved one. Different variations of this type of therapy include the following:

  • Prolonged Exposure (PE)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) 
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 

Explore Veteran-Friendly Mental Health Treatment With Miramont Behavioral Health

We strongly encourage all of those who have served and are suffering to contact us today. With inpatient and outpatient treatment centers, we’re perfectly situated to assist you in taking control of your life no matter what you’ve experienced in the past. We’re also here for the precious support systems and family units that continuously uplift their family members and close friends who have served our country with bravery and loyalty.

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