Eye Movement Desensitization and ReprocessingNearly half of post 9-11 veterans aren’t receiving the mental-health resources they need. Many have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ("PTSD"), which, as reported in a previous blog, can have devastating consequences when left untreated.

Thankfully, a recent Nation Swell report revealed a new and promising treatment option: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (“EMDR”).

EMDR Offers Swift Results to Veterans Suffering from MST and PTSD

In contrast to most therapy methods, which can require extended treatment, EMDR may be able to provide meaningful results in just a few sessions.

How Does EMDR Work?

According to Nation Swell, EMDR “uses eye movements to alleviate the stress of a traumatic event.” The veteran is asked to follow the therapist’s finger movements while remembering the disturbing event. Ultimately, the veteran’s memory of the event becomes less traumatic.

Post 9-11 Veterans Living in California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Can Try EMDR for Free Through Headstrong 

Headstrong was formed in 2012 with the goal of providing treatment to post 9-11 veterans who are affected by PTSD, anxiety, depression, anger-management issues, addiction, and Military Sexual Trauma (“MST”). Headstrong offers a variety of treatment methods, including EMDR, in a free and confidential setting.

Headstrong currently treats veterans in California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Washington D.C.  

Getting the Help You Need: EMDR and Disability Benefits

If you are a post 9-11 veteran and you are interested in learning more about EMDR and other forms of mental-health treatment, you can visit Headstrong’s website here.

Further, you should consider applying for disability benefits. The financial security that disability benefits provide will make it easier for you to focus on what matters most: your health.

If you have a service-connected disability and you have yet to apply for disability benefits, I encourage you to do so right away. If you receive a denial or an unacceptable rating decision, send us a note or give us a call at (877) 629-1712. With decades of experience overturning VA denials, we are confident we can win you the benefits you deserve.

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