LAUNCHING LEADING EDGE OUTPATIENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER
We are excited launch our first outpatient behavioral health center in conjunction with our trauma conscious yoga practice. This integration of licensed treatments will encompass a mindfulness approach specifically designed to provide lasting therapeutic intervention to overcome the horrors experienced in combat and related military service.
During this national pandemic, our veterans have not been afforded the opportunity to engage in healing with in-person therapeutic interventions and the suicide rate has increased dramatically.
The terms “behavioral health” and “mental health” are often used interchangeably. Behavioral health includes promoting well-being by preventing or intervening in mental illness such as depression or anxiety, and also has as an aim in preventing or intervening in substance abuse or other addictions.
Connected Warriors will provide that in-person engagement using personal protective equipment and protective barriers to provide safe, licensed and leading-edge treatments.
THE NEED ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS:
Veterans and active duty personnel are experiencing: Post traumatic stress; Depression; Anxiety; Suicidal Ideation; Issues related to military sexual trauma; Substance use issues; Bipolar disorder; Schizophrenia; and Sleep disorders.
38% (780,000) of active duty military are currently in need of some type of behavioral healthcare
41% (9,020,000) of veterans need some type of mental health treatment – 2.1 million in 2019 sought
1 in 5 veterans will attempt
More veterans have committed suicide in the last 10 years than died in the Vietnam conflict
Most veterans must wait over 30 days to receive mental health care
1 in 9 must wait 9 months or longer
2 in 9 must wait 7 months or longer
1 in 4 must wait 4 months or longer
1 in 3 must wait 3 months or longer
CW SOLUTION – BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAM
Best practice models identified for program goals based on our team’s over 25 years of experience
Best practice mindfulness approach to therapeutic intervention using ancillary services meaningful engagements such as yoga, transcendental meditation, Tai Chi, Equine Based Psychotherapy, and multiple other modalities.
Same day appointments and evaluations.
Practice will use what works instead of pigeonholing clients into specific therapeutic modalities.
Former military staff will provide instant cultural inclusion and acceptance of clients into treatment.
1600 CARF standards compliant, all systems for client engagement, treatment, and billing ready
Community referral system established for client referrals above our level of care.
Approved DVA provider
Resources through the city, state, and federal to assist with client treatment and referral.
PALM BEACH COUNTY SPECIFIC NEEDS
Over 4,000 veterans are on the waiting list more than 30 days
84 days is average wait time for mental health treatment
32 Department of Veterans Affairs clinicians (Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
197 estimated number of suicides each year
Florida has the 3rd largest veterans’ population in the United States.
2019 MISSION ACT
The Mission Act for veterans who face certain conditions such as distance from VA services, or extended wait for services (over 30 days) to receive services in their own community paid for by DVA.
CONNECTED WARRIOR’S MISSION
Elevate the warriors in our community by engaging them in a process of healing, growth and change in ways that benefit themselves, their families, and the community. Using a community-based approach, Connected Warriors strives to partner with all agencies that benefit veterans and their families. Connected Warriors acts as a leading advocate for veterans, active duty military, and veteran services with local, state, and the federal government.