San Clemente, Calif. — Sept. 13, 2016 – As the world commemorates the events of 9/11, Sovereign Health, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services, is honored to have the privilege of providing treatment to the brave men and women of our armed forces who have protected our nation and defended our liberty fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sovereign Health currently offers treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health disorders to veterans and active military personnel stationed at Camp Pendleton and across the nation. These patients are struggling to deal with the extraordinarily high levels of trauma they have been exposed to on the battlefield and the multiple, unique challenges they must face when they return home or transition back to civilian life. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 31 percent of Vietnam War veterans, 10 percent of Gulf War veterans, 11 percent of Afghanistan War veterans and 20 percent of Iraq War veterans are diagnosed with PTSD.
Sovereign Health is also proud to employ our veterans. Hundreds of Sovereign Health employees across the United States have served in the U.S. military. “I believe our military veterans, who rejoin the workforce following their service, are some of the greatest assets the U.S. military provides to our country. The vast majority of U.S. veterans bring tremendous value to businesses, providing companies with employees who have intelligence, dedication and a strong sense of accountability,” said Jerry Stefencavage, Director of Operations, Western Region, for Sovereign Health and formerly an Interior Communications Electrician in the U.S. Navy.
Sovereign Health is one of a very small number of behavioral health providers that offer treatment for traumatic brain injury. Although TBI is prevalent in the armed services, it isn’t limited to those in the military. In fact, TBI is one of the major causes of death and disability in the United States. Approximately 1.7 million Americans (link is external) sustain a traumatic brain injury each year. Traumatic brain injuries make up nearly a third of all injury-related deaths.
For the treatment of PTSD, Sovereign Health provides a comprehensive treatment plan that includes: individual and group psychotherapy, cognitive remediation and neurofeedback, a form of therapy designed to adjust the brain waves of individuals struggling with mental illness. Neurofeedback is noninvasive, drug free and completely painless. It also results in zero side effects. Additional PTSD treatment modalities include experiential therapies like art therapy and yoga.
About Sovereign Health
Sovereign Health’s mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company’s ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. Patients seek the services of Sovereign Health to receive treatment for mental health issues including trauma, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Sovereign also offers treatment for cognitive deficits and eating disorders. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.
Wendy Allen, Public Relations Manager: 866-686-0090