CR is a non-linear, sequencing model for decreasing repetitive behaviors. Using the 5 senses as descriptors for memories, we look for missing or odd information getting us to the unknown core block that is driving these behaviors. CR is successful on 5 continents, in 9 countries and 22 US States.
Friends, family members and relevant professionals jointly participate to coordinate, encourage and support TBI patient overall health adherence program. Medication adherence, appointment follow up, etc. are monitored for completion and "buddies" can be included real time, to step in and assist.
The Welcome Johnny and Jane Home project has been designed by Dr. Paula Caplan. It pairs non-veteran listeners with veterans on a voluntary basis
PTSD survivors speak openly with senior leaders, health professionals, returning veterans, military members suffering PTSD and their extended support networks to create open forums for discussion to the de-stigmatization of PTSD.
I believe that a useful and efficient use of funds would be to train under-employed but intelligent and motivated spouses to identify and treat PTSD through education and training.
A program that places these veterans in jobs and provides employment support with job coaches / mental health counselors who are immediately available when issues come up.
What is PTSD, why do they have it, why is it doing stuff to them and what can they do to heal. A spouse doesn't have to experience combat to understand what it is putting their veteran through. They want to help but don't know how. Families like mine have been doing it since the 1984.
There is no simple solution for PTSD. AA provides a model of addressing an Illness with community, support and understanding. Adapt the Big Book with permission from AA to build a step model of recovery. PTSD is an American issue, not solely a Veteran issue.