Beckett Springs Expands Mental Health Care Options For Active Military, Veterans And First Responders

November 10, 2020

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New “Help for Heroes” program provides a full continuum of care for those struggling with behavioral health, trauma and/or addiction issues

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Beckett Springs, a leading provider of behavioral health services in the Cincinnati area, is pleased to announce that it has launched a new inpatient service offering, as part of the national “Help for Heroes” program.  This highly specialized program is dedicated to meeting the needs of active military, veterans, first responders and other at-risk frontline professionals with PTSD, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, behavioral issues and addiction.

“The latest Veterans Affairs report tells us that 17 veterans die by suicide each day,” said Neicole Knott, CEO, Beckett Springs.  “In fact, we know that veterans are 1.5 times more likely to die by suicide than Americans who did not serve in the military, and this number is even higher for female veterans.  In addition, more first responders die by suicide than those that are killed in the line of duty.  We knew that we could do more to support those who serve to help save more lives.”

Beckett Springs has been pleased to serve local veterans, first responders and frontline professionals such as healthcare workers, as part of the Help for Heroes program’s outpatient care program.  The facility has been providing intensive outpatient, evidence-based care for trauma treatment (including treatment for PTSD) while focusing on the emotional and psychological effects of combat and work-related stress, addiction, depression and other trauma-related disorders. The hospital’s addition of inpatient services now provides a full continuum of care for these individuals who have sacrificed so much while serving others. 

Specifically, Beckett Springs now offers:

  • Help for Heroes Inpatient Care – 24-hour supervised care for individuals experiencing psychosis or severe emotional or behavioral changes related to depression or anxiety, experiencing impairments of functioning, or other psychiatric conditions that may present themselves as a potential harm to themselves or others.
  • Help for Heroes Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) –  a therapeutic and recovery-focused program for those who  need intensive support outside of a traditional hospital setting. PHP treatment involves a combination of behavioral and holistic therapies, wellness education and medication management.
  • Help for Heroes Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) – 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 intensive outpatient treatment.

“We know that it is difficult for our men and women who wear, or have worn, a uniform to seek help,” said Greg Rogers, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, Beckett Springs therapist. “As a trained clinician, I understand the valuable role that our Help for Heroes program can play in both changing and saving lives.  Our specialized, dedicated treatment tracks are designed for the unique challenges this important audience faces.  I’m happy that we are introducing our new inpatient program in advance of the holidays, when so many can feel hopeless and alone.  Our group-based approach is designed to provide support in a comfortable, compassionate environment to set up our patients for lifelong success.”