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VA’s HOME Program was created to help patients – especially those who live in rural areas – access mental health care after they transition from inpatient psychiatric care and re-enter their community.
Adapting to different ways of thinking and new behaviors in individual and group sessions provides many opportunities for peer support specialists to share their own recovery stories and help Veterans create meaningful wellness plans.
“We have the Rolls Royce of doctors here,” said a Marine Veteran and one of Dr. Paticio Reyes’ patients. “He was able to explain clearly what was going on...and provided me alternative methods [instead of] simply handing me a prescription like other have done.”
Inside the Deer Creek conference room of Building 16 at the Salt Lake City VA Health Care System sit two World War II Veterans and two Korean War Veterans. Combined they share 352 years of wisdom, strength and courage.