Many individuals suffer from PTSD, not just veterans. But here we’ll just talk about veterans since the co-founder of Beachwood is a Naval officer with a history of PTSD. It was his objective to provide free services for as many veterans as possible. But despite major efforts, we didn’t have that many vets; combat veterans just aren’t in favor of therapy in general.
Only when we started working with the caregivers associated with The Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Hidden Heroes - the foundation for veteran caregivers, did things change. These women had their own trauma from being caregivers; they had no problem coming to Beachwood. When it worked for them, they went home and brought in their husbands, brothers, or friends. Now we are trying to grow fast enough keep up with the demand.
Call and talk to Lynne to discuss your own circumstances and concerns. If you would like to talk with our veteran co-founder, you can do that too.