Veterans

20% percent of Veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from either major depression or PTSD. 1 in 5 Veterans in these categories have experienced TBI. These service-related disorders have incredible impact on demand for Veteran mental health treatment.

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Veterans + Mental Health

1 in 5 Veterans have symptoms of mental health disorders or cognitive impairment. Undiagnosed and untreated, these issues increase the risk for depression, substance abuse, suicide and more. ReachLink is here to serve those that served.

ReachLink helps with...
  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Substance Abuse

  • PTSD

  • Eating Disorders

  • Fear and Personal Embarrassment
  • Long Wait Times
  • Mental Health Stigma
  • line-of-duty injuries/chronic pain
  • Logistical Issues
  • Concerns with VA Care
 

PTSD

PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a car accident, or sexual assault.

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    Facing Facts

  • About 11-20% of Veterans who served in OIF/OEF (Operations Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom) have PTSD each year.

  • About 12% of Gulf War (Desert Storm) Veterans have PTSD each year.

  • About 15% of Vietnam Veterans were diagnosed with PTSD in the 1980s during the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS). About 30% of Vietnam Veterans have had PTSD.

  • Statistics provided by Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC).
  • Statistics provided by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC).
  • Statistics provided by U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs National Center for PTSD.
 

Substance Abuse

Studies show PTSD & substance abuse are strongly related with both Veterans and civilians. Some people try to cope with PTSD by drinking heavily, using drugs, or smoking too much.

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    Facing Facts

  • About 10% of returning Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan seen by the VA had a problem with alcohol or other drugs.

  • More than 20% Veterans with PTSD also have SUD.

  • Almost 33% of Veterans seeking treatment for SUD also has PTSD.

 

TBI

The high rate of TBI and blast-related concussion events directly impacts the individual’s health and the impacts are felt in each branch.

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    Facing Facts

  • More than 383,947 service members have sustained a TBI in combat or training since 2000.

  • In 2011 the Army saw more cases of TBI than all other branches combined.

  • TBI case diagnosis have declined since its peak in 2011 but are still almost double 2011 levels.

Benefits

Personalized

Tailored to your schedule and specific health needs.

Assisted

If requested, we will help coordinate your military benefits.

Affordable

We are a covered benefit of many health plans.

Private

Sessions are always private and confidential.

Convenient

Connect anytime, anywhere via phone or video.

Proven

Studies show tele-behavioral care improves health.

ReachLink can supplement and utilize your VA benefits to provide quality care when and where you need it.

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