Helping Veterans With Mental Health and Substance Abuse Struggles

A recent article from Huffington Post reported that the US military suicide rate is climbing to nearly one suicide per day. A staggering statistic.

In addition, the military is also struggling with increased sexual assaults, alcohol abuse, domestic violence and other misbehavior.

Yet, many of the soldiers and veterans who serve our country are not getting the help they need.

Part of the problem is the stigma associated seeking help for mental health problems. This stigma is even more pervasive in the military.

As we celebrate our nation’s independence, let’s not forget about the soldiers and veterans who are suffering from addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health disorders.

Crossroads Extends Services to Veterans

Chuck Schneider, LCSW, C-CATODSW is a member of Crossroads outpatient clinical team. He is also a veteran. Chuck works with vets individually in his private practice and now treats this population at Crossroads.

As Chuck says, “It is an honor to work with my fellow soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, and coast guardsmen. They bring a unique perspective to the work, and I am privileged to serve them.”

Chuck truly loves working with veterans. He explains that they are “generally motivated, understand and take direction well, and want to get better.”

Values are key to working with the veteran population, something we often talk about but truly do not understand. Unless we’ve been there. Crossroads is happy to have Chuck as part of the clinical team to serve those veterans in need of counseling in our Scarborough, Maine office.

To set up an appointment with Chuck, please call 207.773.9931