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Bay Pines VA Program Addresses PTSD Through Coping Skills | Video

Recently, a public affairs team from the U.S. Department of Defense visited the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in Bay Pines, Florida, where residents take part in a program designed to address trauma symptoms and provide coping skills and understanding.

The Bay Pines Combat Post Trauma Stress Disorder (PTSD) Residential Program is a 14-bed program that accepts both men and women with combat related PTSD.  Treatment plans and length of stay are individualized based on Veterans’ needs and goals.  As part of the program, Veterans receive evidence-based care provided by interdisciplinary clinical staff.  Recreation therapy, music therapy, family counseling and peer services are also provided.

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