Army Capt. David Barry, a graduate student in USU’s clinical psychology program, took a giant leap in a new direction when he arrived on campus three years ago. Until then, he’d spent his entire professional life working as an engineer officer in a mechanized infantry brigade.Read More
During combat and after returning home some men and women veterans are confronted with significant barriers that harm their psychological well-being. For example, you may have heard about traumatic brain injury or that some veterans encounter symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from their military experiences. Moreover, many veterans experience other obstacles when they return from service such as unemployment
After bravely serving their country in the military, it is very important that all veterans receive the care they need. If you or someone you know could benefit from receiving psychological or other services, please search our database to find a psychologist with military experience who can provide individualized care. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 (Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year).
There are many resources available to veterans, some of which are listed below:
In 2005 the Iraq war was in its third year and stories of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) were appearing in mainstream media. The mental health community was not surprised at the war’s psychological toll on service members and their familiesRead More
The United States usually spends about $135 billion dollars a year – 5.5% of national health care spending – on mental health treatment. Despite this money, many people do not have adequate access to mental health care. For example, almost 90 million Americans live in federally designated Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas.Read More
Finding a psychologist that suits you and your partner takes time. Once you have identified several psychologists, interview at least three by phone (or in person).Read More
It has been well documented that there can be multi-faceted barriers preventing female veterans from seeking mental health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Women veterans are a growing and historically underserved population.Read More