VA PTSD Residential Treatment Programs Can Help Change Lives

PHOENIX (August 7, 2023) – Coping with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health challenge that many Veterans and Active Duty Service Members face after intensely stressful or traumatic events during their service.

When PTSD symptoms last more than a few months, it may be time for a medical diagnosis to receive treatment. According to VA, it’s normal to have upsetting recollections, intense feelings or trouble sleeping after a traumatic event, but most people improve after a few weeks.

Others may experience symptoms later, or they may come and go for a while. In either case, if Veterans find their symptoms persist, it is best to seek treatment. One highly effective treatment VA offers to eligible Veterans is residential treatment for PTSD recovery with programs that focus on different mental health treatment needs.

For most Veterans, outpatient treatment is the best level of care, VA says. However, VA offers residential treatment programs for certain Veterans who need additional structure with more intensive treatment that outpatient care provides.

For more information on PTSD treatment for Veterans, read this recent VA News Item explaining residential treatment options.