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Stop the Downward Spiral
Stop the Downward Spiral

Understanding Veterans' Mental Health Challenges

Why BTC? There is great complexity in addressing the mental health struggles among those who have served our country. Understanding veterans' unique mental health struggles is of the utmost importance and we, at BTC, are ready to help with the often-hidden emotional wounds that many veterans bear after their service. STOP THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL NOW!

We accept HSA & FSA as payment!

 

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At BTC we believe in:

  • Compassion
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • An urgency of treatment for Veterans for PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and Addiction
  • Unseen scars are just as significant as physical scars
  • Mental wellness is everyone's right
  • Seeking help shows strength and resilience
  • Fostering empathy and understanding to pave the way for a more supportive society for Veterans

Our therapists:

  • Are trained specifically to address PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction
  • Understand and take into consideration that cultural factors can significantly impact a veteran's mental health, well-being, and communication
  • Utilize open dialogue about PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and Addiction
  • Believe that PTSD is an injury, not a disorder
  • Know that suffering, isolation, and feeling overwhelmed can be alleviated with treatment
  • Prioritize mental wellness and destigmatize mental injuries
  • Provide unwavering support every step of your wellness journey

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):

  • Is a debilitating condition that affects many veterans

      - Disrupts relationships, work and overall well being

  • Manifestations:

      - Intrusive memories
      - Nightmares
      - Hyperarousal
      - Emotional numbness

You don't have to have been in combat to experience PTSD.

We, at Be the Change in Mental Health, are proud to provide proven treatments to support mental health recovery of our valued veterans. Coping with traumatic memories can be addressed with Ketamine-assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

Benefits

  • Move beyond traumatic experiences without having to rip off the "protective scab" over the old wound - not necessary to revisit old trauma to heal
  • Reduce the intensity of emotional reactions
  • Regain control over your life
  • Modern, legal, FDA approved
  • Ketamine-assisted Psychotherapy offers nearly immediate relief from depression

Stigma and Mental Health

Addressing the stigma associated with mental health in the military and society is paramount to ensuring that veterans and individuals facing mental health challenges receive the support they need. Far too often, the fear of being labeled as weak or unfit for duty has prevented military personnel from seeking help for mental health issues. However, normalizing the act of seeking help and promoting open dialogue can break down these barriers.

Not all trauma is caused by combat experience. Sexual trauma during your time of service can also cause PTSD.

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Sonoma County VET CONNECT

Every Tuesday (except Federal Holidays) from 9am to 12pm at the Veterans Center in Santa Rosa, CA

We take pride in our affiliation with Sonoma County VET CONNECT, a remarkable organization comprised of veterans dedicated to helping their fellow veterans access the services they have rightfully earned during their military service.

Sonoma County VET CONNECT has approved BTC as a mental health treatment center for veterans.

 

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18 Million
Military Veterans in the USA

These veterans have courageously and selflessly dedicated themselves to serving both us and the United States of America. Some have made great sacrifices when it comes to their mental well-being.

7%
Have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

7 out of every 100 veterans are estimated to have PTSD. That means 1,380 veterans in Sonoma County, where our headquarters are located.

20K
Sexual Assaults in the Military

Did you know that the US military recorded nearly 20,000 reported cases of sexual assaults last year? These men and women are safeguarding our nation and, in turn, merit the protection they themselves deserve.

80%
Efficacy Rate of Ketamine-assisted Therapy

Imagine... If BTC had the necessary funds, we could provide treatment for 1,104 veterans in Sonoma County as they embark on their path to mental well-being and recovery from PTSD.

 

Offering hope and recovery with Ketamine-assisted Therapy (KAT)

At BTC in Mental Health, we are committed to the well-being of individuals like you who have served our nation.

  • Our primary therapeutic approach involves the use of Ketamine to enhance counseling provided by psychotherapists with specialized training.
  • Ketamine is classified as a dissociative anesthetic, possessing unique effects on both the mental and physical aspects of an individual.
  • Ketamine is LEGAL and FDA approved.
  • This medication has a high safety record.
  • Ketamine has a high efficacy and durability record.
  • Research has confirmed its efficacy as an antidepressant, leading to its current off-label usage in the treatment of various mental health conditions.
  • KAT helps veterans recharge and revamp their mental health.
  • We offer a comprehensive, well researched therapeutic program designed around your work schedule, whether Kelly, 48/96, 4x10, swings, or other scheduling considerations.
  • We initiate follow-up procedures to stay connected with you and help you to assess your progress.
  • We are committed to supporting your mental wellness and recovery.
  • You are not alone in this journey, and we are here to provide unwavering support every step of the way!

It is important to note that using Ketamine for anxiety and other mental health issues, although considered off-label, is entirely legal when administered under medical supervision. BTC in Mental Health does not provide quick-fix solutions; instead, we offer a comprehensive, well-researched therapeutic program that includes Ketamine and other treatments tailored to your specific needs.

However, you may also face the silent struggle of anxiety brought on by the nature of your service. It is critically important to ensure that you or someone you know receives the support and resources needed to combat anxiety and regain your mental well-being. Please, do not wait; reach out to our team at (707) 800-7568 or email us at info@btcmentalhealth.org to start the conversation. It would be our honor to assist you in your journey toward anxiety recovery and improved quality of life, because you deserve it.

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