Research from the Department of Army and Army Medical Department suggests that 10 to 15 percent of post-deployed soldiers are at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder. The most common diagnosis for the recently deployed and their families include adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety disorders and alcohol- and substance-related problems. Many of these issues are short term and can be properly managed with effective care. But if left untreated, these issues can destroy families.
Sometimes soldiers are reluctant to seek care for mental health out of fear of appearing weak and being forced out of the military. This reality makes it essential for communities to partner with the military in providing care for soldiers and their families.
AspenPointe's Peer Navigator program offers veterans and their families an individual peer navigator who helps them plot a course through the sometimes overwhelming challenges of day-to-day life and the numerous, complex systems available to support them.
Incarcerated Veteran Transition Program
This program is for veterans at risk of homelessness who have had legal contact within the last 18 months and is a free service funded by a Department of Labor Grant.
USO Warrior & Family Care
The USO’s Warrior & Family Care division supports service members who are wounded, ill, or injured in their transition to civilian life or back to active service. Through a partnership with the USO, the Peer Navigators are able to help these service members and their families connect to employment and reach other goals related to their specifi c circumstances. The Peer Navigator assigned to this program specializes in serving those who are medically discharging or recently medically retired from the military.
These free services are for all military members, veterans, and family members. Any military member, veteran, or family member who is not served by the above programs will be assisted by a generalist Peer Navigator, who has diverse experience in serving the needs of this population.
Veteran Trauma Court Peer Mentor Program
The Veteran Trauma Court Peer Mentor Program is for service members and veterans who
have had legal contact that could result or has resulted in a lower-level felony and who are
currently enrolled or could be considered for Veteran Trauma Court. This is a free program
funded by a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency Grant.