Counseling and Therapy Program
Our nation understands that the men and women who defend our constitution across multiple continents have experiences that can be difficult to process. PSTD, TBI, Depression and Anxiety are responses to abnormal situations our military members are sometimes placed in.Veterans who feel mental pain associated with their service to our nation, whenever they left the military can find help at Bridging The Gap.Not knowing where you’ll sleep at night, having no place to keep your belongings, not having the ability to care for yourself or family, leads to stress, anger, shame, depression, guilt and loneliness. These are the invisible wounds that cause our heroes to live a life of despair and decay. Left unaddressed it worsened until there is no hope.Bridging The Gap provides counseling to help with managing anger, building communication, recognizing stress and trauma. We discuss with the veteran individually and in group helping them to cope with issues relating to stress, nightmares, anger, shame, and depression. BTG helps them to take action to address issues that is preventing them from having a happy, healthy and fulfilling life.
At least 53% of returning veterans meet the criteria for suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Depression. 57% of our veterans haven’t been evaluated. It can take up to five years for a veteran to get approved for their VA benefits.Many of our veterans don’t know how to or become discouraged in trying to cut through all the red tape confronting them trying to get their benefits, especially, if it was other than an honorable discharge. With no source of income or insurance for treatment their condition worsens.We collaborate with physicians, psychologists and pharmacies to obtain in-kind contributions or subsidize or purchase critical healthcare and necessary prescriptions until their VA benefits are activated. This eliminates the need or desires for veterans to self-medicate to deal with mental and emotional trauma. When they reside in our residential centers we administer the medication to ensure its not being abused.