1 hr 5 min

Healing the Hidden Wounds: A Revolutionary Approach to Mental Health for Veterans This Week Explained

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In this episode, I had the privilege of interviewing Sam Peterson, a former Army EOD technician and the director of Patriot Power Up, a program dedicated to providing innovative and effective treatment for veterans suffering from mental health issues, particularly traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Sam shared his personal journey of struggling with mental health after his deployments and the tragic loss of a mentor to suicide. This experience led him to explore alternative therapies like ketamine and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which ultimately saved his life.

We delved into the science behind these treatments, discussing how ketamine works to downregulate inflammation and promote neuroplasticity, while hyperbaric oxygen therapy stimulates neuron networks and improves executive function. Sam emphasized the importance of combining these treatments with comprehensive care, including therapy and nutritional optimization, to address the root causes of mental health issues.

We also discussed the challenges of promoting mental health in the military and veteran community, including the stigma surrounding seeking help and the need for a unified effort to address TBI and PTSD. Sam highlighted the importance of capturing data and stories to change the narrative and provide evidence-based treatments for veterans.

Lastly, Sam shared his vision for the future, including expanding the program to incorporate regenerative medicine and creating a single place where veterans can receive comprehensive care and achieve long-lasting healing. He emphasized the need to move away from the revolving door approach and focus on treating the root cause of mental health issues.

Overall, this episode shed light on the hidden wounds of war and the innovative treatments available to veterans. It highlighted the importance of breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and providing comprehensive care to support veterans on their journey to healing.

If you are a current or veteran servicemember struggling with PTSD, Depression, or Traumatic Brain Injuries you can find help through the following programs:

https://www.innercept.com/veteran-inpatient-treatment/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-invictus-institute-of-colorado/about/ [https://twitter.com/petelapp?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor]

https://www.altiorhealthcare.com/ [https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-j-lapp-5a73122b/]

speterson@altiorhealthcare.com

Admissions and information phone number

866-511-6006

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Disclaimer:

The views and opinions expressed on the podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any organization or entity. The information provided on the podcast is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered professional advice or a substitute for independent research and analysis. Each individual listener should research and identify their own opinions based on facts and logic before making any decisions based on the information provided on the podcast. The podcast hosts and guests are not responsible for any actions taken by individuals based on the information provided on the podcast.

In this episode, I had the privilege of interviewing Sam Peterson, a former Army EOD technician and the director of Patriot Power Up, a program dedicated to providing innovative and effective treatment for veterans suffering from mental health issues, particularly traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Sam shared his personal journey of struggling with mental health after his deployments and the tragic loss of a mentor to suicide. This experience led him to explore alternative therapies like ketamine and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which ultimately saved his life.

We delved into the science behind these treatments, discussing how ketamine works to downregulate inflammation and promote neuroplasticity, while hyperbaric oxygen therapy stimulates neuron networks and improves executive function. Sam emphasized the importance of combining these treatments with comprehensive care, including therapy and nutritional optimization, to address the root causes of mental health issues.

We also discussed the challenges of promoting mental health in the military and veteran community, including the stigma surrounding seeking help and the need for a unified effort to address TBI and PTSD. Sam highlighted the importance of capturing data and stories to change the narrative and provide evidence-based treatments for veterans.

Lastly, Sam shared his vision for the future, including expanding the program to incorporate regenerative medicine and creating a single place where veterans can receive comprehensive care and achieve long-lasting healing. He emphasized the need to move away from the revolving door approach and focus on treating the root cause of mental health issues.

Overall, this episode shed light on the hidden wounds of war and the innovative treatments available to veterans. It highlighted the importance of breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and providing comprehensive care to support veterans on their journey to healing.

If you are a current or veteran servicemember struggling with PTSD, Depression, or Traumatic Brain Injuries you can find help through the following programs:

https://www.innercept.com/veteran-inpatient-treatment/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-invictus-institute-of-colorado/about/ [https://twitter.com/petelapp?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor]

https://www.altiorhealthcare.com/ [https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-j-lapp-5a73122b/]

speterson@altiorhealthcare.com

Admissions and information phone number

866-511-6006

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Disclaimer:

The views and opinions expressed on the podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any organization or entity. The information provided on the podcast is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered professional advice or a substitute for independent research and analysis. Each individual listener should research and identify their own opinions based on facts and logic before making any decisions based on the information provided on the podcast. The podcast hosts and guests are not responsible for any actions taken by individuals based on the information provided on the podcast.

1 hr 5 min