Pasadena Villa Outpatient Clinics in McLean and Norfolk, Virginia Are PsychArmor Certified as 'Veteran Ready'
BRENTWOOD, Tenn., November 28, 2023 (Newswire.com) - Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare, a leading provider of mental health, eating disorder, and addiction treatment services, proudly announces that their Pasadena Villa Outpatient locations in McLean and Norfolk, Virginia have received their certification as “Veteran Ready Healthcare Organizations.” These clinics provide much-needed mental health and PTSD services for military Veterans and their families as participating partners in the VA Community Care Network.
According to recent reports from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and the National Institute of Drug Abuse:
- The Veteran suicide rate has risen over the past 20 years, with 2020 seeing a rate that was 66.2% higher than non-Veteran adults.
- 37-50% of Veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder associated with a substance use disorder (SUD), and 63% of those diagnosed with SUDs also met the criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Fewer than 50% of returning Veterans in need receive any mental health treatment.
“Odyssey proudly supports the men and women who have served our nation,” said Richard Clark, CEO of Odyssey. “We are excited to expand our partnership with PsychArmor through our development of veteran-centric clinical programs that address the specific challenges faced by military service members.”
In collaboration with PsychArmor, a nonprofit organization dedicated to equipping civilian professionals, the teams at Pasadena Villa Outpatient – McLean and Pasadena Villa Outpatient - Norfolk completed comprehensive training to receive the prestigious “Veteran Ready” certification. These locations join Lifeskills South Florida as “Veteran Ready” Healthcare Organizations.
Pasadena Villa Outpatient understands the importance of providing culturally competent care to the military community, and this partnership with PsychArmor empowers these treatment teams to deliver compassionate and effective care that better supports the unique needs of veterans and their families.
About Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare
Odyssey, formed in 2015, has a diverse clinical network of services treating adults and adolescents for eating disorders, psychiatric disorders, dual diagnosis, and other addictive disorders. Odyssey provides a continuum of care within our Psychiatric Network and Eating Disorder Network, including inpatient, intensive residential, partial hospitalization, outpatient services, detoxification, and transitional living at over 20 locations and affiliated Odyssey Outpatient Network clinics in nine states with over 600 beds.
PsychArmor is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation providing education and support to individuals and organizations that work with, live with, and care for American service members, Veterans, and their families.
Source: Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare