Behavioral & Physical Health
The Behavioral and Physical Health Initiative at ARVets supports Veterans and their families as they try to heal the wounds of war.
ARVets provides Veterans and their family members with group therapy sessions, mental health first aid trainings, individual psychosocial assessments, and behavioral health support through case management services; in order to promote health and wellness.
At a time when the wounds of war can range from stress disorders to depression and suicide, ARVets seeks to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on Arkansas communities through treatment and recovery programs for the men and women who sacrificed for our country.
Through a collaboration with mental health professionals and other organizations, ARVets provides additional activities and services that aid the well-being of Veterans in an effort to curb troubling statistical trends. According to health experts with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs:
• In about 11-20% of Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom), or in the range of 11-20 Veterans out of 100 who served in OEF/OIF.
• In as many as 10% of Gulf War (Desert Storm) Veterans, or in 10 Gulf War Veterans out of 100.
• In about 30% of Vietnam Veterans, or about 30 out of 100 Vietnam Veterans.
The ARVets Behavioral Health Initiative seeks a communal approach to addressing PTSD and other stressors that impact Veterans’ lives. Click here
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to join our team and volunteer your health, wellness, and counseling services to the Veteran community.