mental health

Marine Corps Veteran Gives Back By Leading Community Resilience Program

Southwest Behavioral Health Services offers a Community Resilience Center which provides a cutting-edge resource in holistic treatment for adults experiencing the effects of severe mental illness, substance abuse, and co-morbid disorders. Participants receive an individualized program based on personal needs and preferences. They use a Recovery Model framework that breaks down barriers and supports success. Former Infantry […]

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Marine Corps Veteran Ryan Saunders Finds Healing in Nature

U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Ryan Saunders, saw service in Operation Iraqi Freedom as an Infantry Assaultman. While in service, his experiences led to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. To help ease his symptoms, he tried pills, counseling, and other treatments.  They didn’t help as much as nature did. “At first, getting out into nature was more

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