Dedicated to serving the mental health needs of veterans, first responders and their families, both locally and nationally through the use of effective, appropriate, and proven interventions.
Situated on over 30 acres in the beautiful rolling hills of Central Texas, Cedar Crest provides innovative behavioral health and substance abuse treatment for children, adolescents, adults, senior adults, and military personnel. Our private campus includes walking trails, picnic areas, outdoor swimming pool, full-size gym, and state-of-the-art exercise equipment; providing opportunities for leisure, therapeutic recreation, and team building skills.
Location(s): Cedar Crest Residential Hospital - 3500 S. IH-35 Belton, Texas 76513
In September 2019, the Legislature amended Section 504.019(b) and added Section 504.019(c) in House Bill 2143. For injuries occurring before September 1, 2019, the former provisions remain applicable, but for any injury claimed on or after September 1, 2019, the new law applies.
Emotions are often triggered unexpectedly. What happens in the next few seconds following a trigger determines the difference between whether an individual will react or respond. A reaction typically provokes more reactions that seem to have no end. On the other hand, a response typically provokes discussion that can lead to resolution. The more reacting we do, the less empowered we might become.
Over time, exposure to danger, chaos and tragedy can cause stress which takes a toll on first responders’ mental and physical health.
The linked article examines the challenges of first responders seeking help in response to such stress as well as what can be gained from confidential treatment.
Click HERE to read the full article.
First Responder Resilience:Smashing the Stigma. A documentary by Tania Glenn.
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has released a toolkit for Veterans, their families, and friends to help them support those who might be struggling with emotional distress, crises, or thoughts of suicide on social media.
Take some time to read through the Toolkit and share it with others who you think could use it!