Mental health is as significant to an individual's well-being as their physical health. Individuals who are experiencing mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD, find the quality of their lives impacted. They may have difficulty enjoying their relationships, family, or friends. The goals they have set for themselves may now feel beyond their reach. Recognizing the importance of good mental health, the Erie VA Medical Center's Behavioral Health Clinic offers a wide array of services to Veterans experiencing mental health issues. Services offered include individual, couple, family, and group therapy as well as psychiatric assessments.
Some of the concerns that the Erie VA Behavioral Health Clinic provides treatment for include:
The VA is actively engaged in the Recovery Movement. Recovery recognizes that people with mental illness, can and do improve. Recovery has been defined as "a deeply personal, unique process of changing one’s attitudes, values, feelings, goals, skills and/or roles. It is a way of living a satisfying, hopeful, and contributing life." It is a message of hope that one does not have to be defined by or overly limited by a diagnosis of mental illness. Find out more about the Recovery Movement.
Behavioral health services are confidential. We will not talk to anyone about information you share unless you give written consent. Under federal law, a few exceptions to this rule exist. If you have questions, please ask your behavioral health provider.
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