Washington Post Highlights Veteran Suicides at VA Hospital Campuses
The Washington Post recently ran an article by Emily Wax-Thibodeaux titled, “The Parking Lot Suicides,” highlighting veterans who are taking their own lives on VA hospitals campuses, as a form of protest against a system they feel hasn’t helped them.
Stories like this hit us the hardest. It’s no secret that there are massive holes in our healthcare system, particularly as it relates to the care of our service members. Here at Ketamine Wellness Centers, we have the honor of treating a number of veterans suffering from Suicidality and PTSD at each one of our clinics. Ketamine therapy, in conjunction with talk therapy and a tailored wellness program can rapidly reduce suicidal ideation. Our clinical program is not an alternative to the VA but rather a unique and complimentary lifeline for those returning soldiers who are in the particularly dire states of mental health. If you or a loved one are suffering, there is hope and help.
At Ketamine Wellness Centers, we also provide a Hero’s Discount for those who are suffering from mental health. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has recently become a focus of our government and military, partly due to the recent documentaries, movies and publicized legal proceedings. PTSD deserves to be addressed much like any other medical physical ailment and the men and women who have served our country deserve to have relief.
Also, in case you missed it, watch a Hero’s Journey on our blog. A Hero’s Journey tells the story of a young Air Force Veteran struggling with depression, PTSD and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome from her time in the Gulf War.