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Return to Mission Wellness Treatment Program

The Return to Mission Wellness Treatment Program is designed to provide integrated mental health treatment and substance abuse rehabilitation services for active-duty service members or veterans dealing with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, aggravated by the stressful or adverse situations resulting from deployment and reintegration. Our mission for these service members is to equip them with the tools needed to maintain recovery from past trauma and addictions while moving forward as productive and healthy members of our nation’s Armed Forces. Our treatment program encourages family involvement as part of the recovery process to better allow service members a seamless transition back to military life.

Our Military Behavioral Health Services Include:

  • Military Specific Treatment & Case Management
  • Crisis Stabilization
  • Dual Diagnosis Chemical Dependency/Detoxification/Rehabilitation
  • Inpatient Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • Medical Detoxification Treatment
  • Medication Management
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Pain Management

Key Features

  • Dedicated Military Liaison
  • Referrals Accepted to Saint Simons By-The-Sea on a 24/7 basis
  • Direct Admissions To Unit For Military Patients
  • Evidence-Based Therapeutic Modalities: CBT, MBSR
  • Seeking Safety – Trauma Informed Care Model
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) trained military assigned therapist
  • Military Veterans On Staff
  • Military-Structured Environment
  • Comprehensive Medication Management
  • Outcome Measures For Tracking Patient Progress
  • Active Partnership With MTF, Behavioral Health Clinic And Command
  • Command Involvement On Discharge Planning
  • Dedicated PT In Daily Schedule
  • Family Therapy
  • Yoga / Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapies
  • Life Balance Groups
  • Education Groups focusing on Anger Management, Conflict, Resolution, Grief/Loss, Relapse Prevention

The service member or Veteran can be assured their needs will be met by a team of mental health treatment professionals. While treatment progresses, constant contact is maintained with the key Command and Base Support Networks to ensure a seamless transition back to active military readiness of Veteran support.

Tracy Hehr, Military Liaison, Utilization Review, 912-634-2262 Fax: 912-634-1338

Mark Churchwell, U.S. Army, Ret., Military Business Development Representative, 912-638-1999 Ext.294, Fax: 912-638-2112

Tammy Pulliam, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services, 912-638-1999 Ext. 136

Saint Simons By-The-Sea - Herschel Walker

Saint Simons By-The-Sea is proud to be part of the Patriot Support Programs, a network of facilities utilizing best practices to effectively treat military service members and veterans. Click above to play a special message from Heisman Trophy winner and mental health advocate, Herschel Walker, who is also a Patriot Support Program spokesperson.