SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world commemorates the events of 9/11, Sovereign Health, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services, is honored to have the privilege of providing treatment to the brave men and women of our armed forces who have protected our nation and defended our liberty fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sovereign Health currently offers treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health disorders to veterans and active military personnel stationed at Camp Pendleton and across the nation. These patients are struggling to deal with the extraordinarily high levels of trauma they have been exposed to on the battlefield and the multiple, unique challenges they must face when they return home or transition back to civilian life. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 31 percent of Vietnam War veterans, 10 percent of Gulf War veterans, 11 percent of Afghanistan War veterans and 20 percent of Iraq War veterans are diagnosed with PTSD.
Sovereign Health is also proud to employ our veterans. Hundreds of Sovereign Health employees across the United States have served in the U.S. military. "I believe our military veterans, who rejoin the workforce following their service, are some of the greatest assets the U.S. military provides to our country. The vast majority of U.S. veterans bring tremendous value to businesses, providing companies with employees who have intelligence, dedication and a strong sense of accountability," said Jerry Stefencavage, Director of Operations, Western Region, for Sovereign Health and formerly an Interior Communications Electrician in the U.S. Navy.