Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and

Traumatic Brian Injury (TBI)

 

UMNPA Rehabilitation services uses medical professionals trained to identify and treat these kinds of mental disorder while providing a safe and secure support group and housing to help our Veterans get back to a healthy and normal lifestyle.

 

  1. Per a study done by Rand Corporation 20% of all 2.7 million American Veterans that served in Iraq and Afghanistan have PTSD and/or Depression

  2. 50% of those veterans with PTSD do not seek treatment.

  3. PTSD is the third most prevalent psychiatric diagnosis among veterans using the veterans’ affairs (VA) hospitals

    1. 19% of all veterans have TBI

       

      Injuries that our service men and woman have are not always visible to us.  Sustaining a concussion or any brain injury can lead to changes in cognitive abilities and control of emotions, mobility, speech, and senses, left undiagnosed and untreated, a TBI can have a huge impact on how a person thinks and acts, and on his or her mental health.

       

      Veterans are the most vulnerable group to TBI due to their increased exposure to accidental weapons discharge, Blasts, and motor vehicle accidents.  No screening instruments available can reliably make the diagnosis; which is why it is increasingly hard for clinicians to diagnose this and other comorbidities such as PTSD.

      PTSD and Traumatic Brian Injury (TBI) are complex illnesses that requires a comprehensive approach to healing.

      UMNPA recognizes the importance in treatments effective in relieving symptoms of PTSD/TBI.

      These Can include:

      Medications
      Talk therapy
      Rest
      Stress reduction
      Adequate nutrition
      Time and understanding
      Counseling
      Therapeutic group

WE do the work— You Make The Difference!

Serving in Afghanistan was the most trying experience of my life. After all I had seen and been through, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be okay back “in the world”. Thanks to the support and counseling through UMNPA, I’m geting back on track!

Lee Radaks, Army Veteran

I wasn’t sure if what life would be like after my last tour. Three tours in the Middle East and I’m not the same. Through counseling I’ve learned that I might never be the same, actually, I can be better and stronger.

George Peterson, Navy Veteran

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