Give an Hour for Military Personnel & their Family Members.
” We’ve got your 6! “
HLCC clinicians and acupuncturist, Kathi Wotal, L.Ac., MSOM, OM Diplomate are Give an Hour providers. We are donating one hour a week of free mental health and substance use disorder services to active and returning military, National Guard, veterans, and their families of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. We are helping to provide military members with more options and availability for mental health care. For more information about Give an Hour, please visit their website at: http://www.giveanhour.org/Home.aspx.
HLCC clinicians have training to work with military members and understand the nuances that are unique and specific to military culture. Some of the services we have experience in treating that are commonly seen with military life are:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (1 in 5 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is diagnosed with PTSD)
- Deployment challenges and post-deployment adjustment difficulties
- Substance use disorders (alcohol and/or drug problems)
- Intimate partner and domestic violence
- Military sexual trauma (Department of Defense reports there were an alarming 26,000 violent sex crimes in the military in 2012)
- Mood disorders
Some Resources for Military Personnel, Veterans and their Family Members
American Psychological Association’s “Road to Resilience” guide focuses on ways to develop personal strategies for enhancing resilience.
“Parenting for Service Members and Veterans,” a free web-based course that features six modules address parenting challenges that can arise during deployment, reintegration aand long after coming home.
Website providing information and support for Military Sexual Trauma (MST).
Created by an MST survivor, this website discusses where to get support and information about reporting options for Military Sexual Trauma (MST).
Understanding PTSD for military personnel, veterans, and their loved one.