While in Atlanta, I stopped by the Emory Brain Health Center, where I had the chance to learn about their Veterans Program. They provide free treatment, including flying the vet and their family in, putting them up in a hotel, feeding them, and all the services required to treat post-9/11 vets struggling with invisible wounds such as PTSD, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, anxiety, or depression. All this regardless of the vet’s location, discharge status, deployment history, or length of service.
The program is confidential and provides a year’s worth of therapy in two weeks. It has an exceptionally high success rate and is only about half full. If you know a vet who could use this, they can call 888-559-8926 or visit emoryhealthcare.org/treatmentworks.
I was so moved by the dedication of the staff and the heartfelt intent that drives them to provide this valuable treatment. I just wanted to shout to the world about it, hoping that my shouts would reach a vet somewhere who could use this, perhaps a game changer in their life.
What would you like to tell the world in the week ahead, and how might you do it?
“There is no health without mental health.”
– Vikram Patel