Silver Pines Treatment Center Achieves PsychArmor Certification as a “Veteran Ready” Organization

Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare

Silver Pines Treatment Center Achieves PsychArmor Certification as a “Veteran Ready” Organization

Brentwood, TN – December 5, 2023 – Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare, a leading provider of addiction, mental health, and eating disorder treatment services, proudly announces that Silver Pines Treatment Center in Pennsylvania has received their PsychArmor certification as a “Veteran Ready Healthcare Organization”. The facility provides much-needed addiction, mental health, and PTSD services for military Veterans and their families as a participating partner in the VA Community Care Network.

According to recent reports from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and the National Institute of Drug Abuse:

  • 37-50% of Veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder associated with a substance use disorder (SUD), and 63% of those diagnosed with SUDs also met the criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • The Veteran suicide rate has risen over the past 20 years, with 2020 seeing a rate that was 66.2% higher than non-Veteran adults.
  • Fewer than 50% of returning Veterans in need receive any mental health treatment.

“Odyssey is proud to provide superior clinical care for those who have served our nation,” said Richard Clark, CEO of Odyssey. “Our partnership with PsychArmor strengthens our understanding of military culture and addresses the specific challenges faced by military service members.”

In collaboration with PsychArmor, a nonprofit organization dedicated to equipping civilian professionals, the team at Silver Pines completed comprehensive training to receive the prestigious “Veteran Ready” certification. This location joins Lifeskills South Florida, Pasadena Villa Outpatient – McLean, and Pasadena Villa Outpatient – Norfolk as a “Veteran Ready” Healthcare Organization.

Providing culturally competent care to the military community has been an important focus at Silver Pines, and this partnership with PsychArmor empowers this treatment team to deliver compassionate and effective care that better supports the unique needs of veterans and their families.

Learn more about Silver Pines by visiting their website.


About Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare

Odyssey, formed in 2015, has a diverse clinical network of services treating adults and adolescents for eating disorders, psychiatric disorders, dual diagnosis, and other addictive disorders. Odyssey provides a continuum of care within our Psychiatric Network and Eating Disorder Network, including inpatient, intensive residential, partial hospitalization, outpatient services, detoxification, and transitional living at over 20 locations and affiliated Odyssey Outpatient Network clinics in nine states with over 600 beds.

About PsychArmor

PsychArmor is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation providing education and support to individuals and organizations that work with, live with, and care for American service members, Veterans, and their families.

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