Norristown, PA is welcoming a new Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facility. The facility treats veterans suffering from physical, emotional, and psychological trauma while deployed overseas. The facility has a 4 person staff charged with managing programs focusing not only on veterans but on their families as well. After all, it is not only the veteran that suffers.
VA counseling programs are available to any soldier who has spent one day in either a combat or conflict zone; the solider must have been in a hostile, overseas country. Qualifying conflicts include:
- World War II;
- The global war on terrorism; and
- American Merchant Marines engaged in ocean-going service between Dec.7, 1941, and Dec. 31, 1946.
The medical center offers counseling in many different areas. The primary goal of the clinic, however, is to treat veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), of which a vast amount of their patients suffer. PTSD very often causes soldiers to experience incapacitating symptoms. Because of how the veterans are affected, families are eligible to participate in therapy as well.
While the news is filled with stories of returning soldiers suffering from PTSD, statistically, there were more Vietnam Veterans suffering from PTSD than suffer in our current two wars. It is a good thing, then, this clinic treats veterans from every generation.
Learn more about this new facility focusing on veteran trauma such as PTSD.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, contact Veterans Help Group. You may be entitled to certain programs and benefits so contact our veterans disability rights firm today.