Federal Health Care Center
Veterans Radio is always on the lookout for different types of treatment for Post Traumatic Stress. This week we will be joined by Dr. John Schaut, one of the Directors of The Stress Disorder Treatment Unit (SDTU)at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. SDTU is a therapeutic community for veterans and active duty service members experiencing symptoms of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although the SDTU is a part of the Mental Health Department, it functions differently from traditional psychiatric treatment units. Unless other medical, psychiatric, or substance abuse problems require prior attention, veterans and active duty service members with symptoms of PTSD are admitted directly to the SDTU. Housed together, the Residents function as a distinct community within the Federal Health Care Center. The interaction between the Residents is an important factor in the therapeutic experience, and prepares them for adaptive interpersonal and social functioning upon returning to the community. Residents have individualized Recovery Plans based on their identified goals.
We will also be joined by Vietnam Veteran, Navy Seabee Larry St.Antoine, who went though the SDTU program.
All Gave Some. Some Gave All.