Answering the President’s Executive Order “National Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End Suicide,” WVIC plan is a bold, shovel-ready therapeutic model for our nation.
OCALA, FL, March 18, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Women Veterans In Crisis (WVICrisis.org) today announced Dr. Helen Cadiz will join their organization as Director of Clinical Services. Executive Director, Mitchell Coulton, states he has brought together “an unparalleled leadership team to effectively answer the rapidly increasing challenges facing our women veterans: mental health issues, homelessness, substance abuse, and suicide. Dr. Cadiz brings experience, values, and commitment for the highest level of patient care needed by our women vets and their children.”
Dr. Cadiz is an internationally respected clinical Psychologist with experience in military, private practice counseling, forensic and community settings. She specializes in the treatment of trauma, sexual problems, mood disorders, and relationship counseling. Both her undergraduate and master’s degrees in Psychology were completed at the University of Florida. She holds a Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) also from the University of Florida.
The U.S. Army has twice recognized Dr. Cadiz for her exemplary work within the field of behavioral health and for her achievements working with activity duty soldiers. She has been instrumental in initiating and developing one of the first treatment groups within the Army which was specifically designed to address the unique needs of women soldiers.
Women Veterans In Crisis will be the first-in-the-nation non-profit organization to deliver comprehensive mental health and social wrap-around services to our nation’s most at-risk heroes. Many of our women veterans and their children have been effected by the U.S. opioid, homelessness and suicide epidemics. WVIC services are unduplicated and reflect an aggressive, results-driven community-based plan to provide genuine relief to the veteran suicide rate of 600+ a month. 70% of these veterans are not currently receiving VA or government services. With 1.9 million women vets and growing, the outlook is grim without immediate action.
Women Veterans in Crisis – Whispering Oaks Ranch answers urgent call-to-action of Executive Order “National Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End Suicide” signed by President Trump on 3-5-2019. WVIC will offer a comprehensive response, including a residential therapeutic ranch with capacity for 250 women and 35 children. The program will offer 3 to 9-month mental health and social services at no cost to participants. Many resident cases will be complex. This population suffers from multiple mental health diagnosis including: PTSD resulting from combat incidents, military sexual trauma, and substance abuse. Other compounding challenges include depression, self-harm and suicidal behaviors. WVIC’s plan offers the solution.
Contact: Ellie Brown – Public Affairs Director; National Spokesperson for more information about WVIC.
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