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Supporting Those Who Serve.
Help for Heroes® is a dedicated outpatient treatment program at Beckett Springs that addresses the unique needs of military personnel, veterans and first responders. Through our specialized treatment tracks, individuals can overcome challenges brought on by repeated exposure to stress and trauma in the line of duty.
The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a therapeutic and recovery-focused program for adults who need intensive support outside of a traditional hospital setting. Treatment involves a combination of behavioral and holistic therapies, wellness education and medication management.
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for patients who would benefit from additional support while they continue building community-based resources. Patients are encouraged to take the skills they are learning and apply them in daily life. On-site group therapy, education, training, and skill building may be offered as part of treatment.
A long-term treatment program that involves management and ongoing determination of a medication’s effectiveness. Medication management is provided for existing patients who are actively enrolled in PHP or IOP, or who have been successfully discharged and stable on current medications.
Kevin Zimmerman, National Director of Outreach for Help for Heroes® and retired US Army, details his substance abuse challenges and journey to healing.
Oklahoma City Firefighter Chris Fields describes his experience with treatment in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing.
Active-Duty Military Service Members
Nearly one in four active-duty service members shows signs of a mental health condition, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). We are committed to supporting the men and women of our nation’s military who are seeking recovery from substance abuse and mental health issues. Comprehensive care plans support the unique needs of each patient, and dedicated treatment units are available. Addressed are military-specific mental health issues such as PTSD, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety disorders.
Frequently, decisions made during deployment have lifelong consequences. Many veterans have expressed a desire to be the person they were before they experienced trauma, and they often try to suppress or avoid memories of the trauma they have lived through. However, for some, trauma symptoms can become so problematic that they result in family discord, divorce, social dysfunction, significant substance use, employment difficulty, physical health difficulties, legal problems and more.
For first responders, including firefighters, police officers, EMTs and more, maintaining optimum mental wellness is a critical part of remaining active and effective on the job as well as at home. Constant exposure to trauma, life-threatening situations and the physical strain of working long hours on little to no sleep can negatively affect overall mental health, increasing the vulnerability and risk of substance abuse and addiction. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression and suicidal thoughts and behaviors among first responders are common and triggered by repeat exposure to trauma.
Trauma treatment (including treatment for PTSD) focuses on the emotional and psychological effects of combat stress, addiction, depression and other trauma-related disorders. Our evidence-based treatment model involves a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, expressive therapy, wellness education and other activities, including: