The Military Program at UBH Denton

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The Military Program at UBH Denton is one of our nation’s oldest and most-experienced dedicated military programs.

  • Our staff has deep experience working with service members in all branches and at every level of the military. We consider it an honor and a privilege to help reclaim lives of those who serve our nation.
  • We work with each individual to create a customized treatment plan that addresses their challenges and uses their strengths.
  • Our program is compassionate and non-judgmental.
  • We welcome the participation of family members.
  • We work with command to safely return each service member to base.

Unit Highlights:

  • Dedicated military unit with dedicated staff (clinicians, nurses, techs)
  • 14- to 30-day program, based on patient need
  • Personalized treatment incorporating group therapy and individual counseling when needed
  • Program Director and treatment team offi ces are housed on the unit and provide patients with an open door policy
  • Chaplain available for spiritual needs

Commonly treated diagnoses in our program

  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • PTSD and combat stress
  • Anxiety
  • Grief & Loss
  • Depression

Schema Program

Treats a variety of long-standing emotional difficulties:

  • Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
  • Chronic psychiatric challenges such as depression and anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Domestic violence/anger

Schema therapy identifies harmful, difficult-to-change beliefs that result in self-defeating behaviors and coping styles. Our program challenges those beliefs and builds new strategies for success. Schema Therapy offers hope to free you from harmful behaviors.

Chemical Dependency Program

Warning signs of substance use disorder (with or without PTSD):

Physical

  • Bloodshot eyes, pupils larger or smaller than usual
  • Changes in appetite or sleep patterns
  • Sudden weight loss or weight gain
  • Decline in physical appearance, neglects grooming
  • Unusual smells on breath, body, or clothing
  • Tremors, slurred speech, or impaired coordination

Behavioral

  • Drop in job attendance and performance
  • Unexplained need for money or financial problems; may borrow or steal to get it
  • Engaging in secretive or suspicious behaviors
  • Sudden change in friends, favorite hangouts, and hobbies
  • Frequently getting into trouble (fights, accidents, illegal activities)

Psychological

  • Unexplained change in personality or attitude
  • Sudden mood swings, irritability, or angry outbursts
  • Periods of unusual hyperactivity, agitation, or giddiness
  • Lack of motivation; appears lethargic or “spaced out”
  • Appears fearful, anxious, or paranoid, with no reason

Trauma Program

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered when you experience or witness a terrifying event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

PTSD Triggers

  • Going to drills
  • Learning of deaths of other soldiers
  • Large crowd gatherings
  • News shows
  • Loud noises
  • People of certain ethnic origin
  • Foreign military uniforms
  • Smell of gas, oil, blood, or burning flesh
  • Traffic
  • Helicopters
  • Fire
  • Children

View the video below for a special message from 1982 college football Heisman Trophy winner, and mental health advocate, Herschel Walker. He is also a Patriot Support Program spokesperson.

 

For more information about our program, please contact the Program Director at (940) 320-7207 or complete our online contact form.