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Eagle’s View Military Program

Eagle’s View Military Program

Military Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment

The eagle’s dignity and poise are a guide for what we desire to be — to reach higher, beyond the status quo and become more than we thought capable.

Gulfport’s Eagle’s View Military Program provides inpatient around-the-clock mental health treatment to help military members and their families cope with stressful issues every day. Whether it is deployment, general service demands, trauma or re-integration, the impacts of service on their psychological wellness can be overwhelming and can create substance use issues.

Military Program Mission

Our mission is to provide a place where service members can come for camaraderie, support, guidance, professional treatment and personal growth. Structured, evidence-based treatment programs are offered to each service member within a specific military milieu located within our facility located in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Eagle’s View Military Program Vision

We provide individualized treatment for active, reserve and National Guard service members on our 16-bed unit specifically for service members at our facility located in Gulfport, Mississippi. The unit’s programming was designed exclusively to meet the unique needs of military service members facing various challenges, such as:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Comprehensive or complex trauma
  • Substance-related and addictive disorders
  • Acute mental disorders and dual diagnosis

Gulfport Behavioral Health offers assessments, medically monitored detoxification programs as well as individualized and group rehabilitative therapy with others that understand what they are going through. Service members are cared for 24 hours a day by our team of compassionate and highly trained psychiatric and substance abuse professionals.

Treatment for the military program can include a wide variety of therapeutic activities, including expressive therapy, art and music therapy, recreational therapy, pet therapy and yoga therapy. Research-based techniques can include Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), SMART Recovery, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Military Program Features

  • Streamlined referral and admissions process
  • Physical training with a dedicated personal trainer and exercise room
  • Biweekly staff-led town hall meetings
  • Exclusive military milieu
  • Dedicated Prior-service/Veteran/Military Dependent staff
  • Open visits from military chaplains at election of service member
  • Primary care and medical NPs on staff
  • In-person or virtual Command and family visitation
  • Individual therapist assigned to every patient
  • Daily psychiatrist or psychiatric ARNP sessions
  • Emergency departments in close proximity
  • Department of Defense practice guidelines and formulary

Gulfport Behavioral Health System provides four tracks are available depending on the needs of the individual. See below what each track features: 

General Track

  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Combat Trauma
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • Trauma-related Illness

Features:

  • Master’s-level licensed trauma trained therapists in evidenced-based treatment modalities such as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Assigned individual therapist who has completed DoD mental health coursework
  • Group therapy with comprehensive curriculum
  • Targeted process groups relating to issues such as combat trauma, childhood trauma, sexual trauma, suicide, marriage and family, parenting, grief and loss, and female only
  • Safety curriculum
  • Crisis stabilization

Recovery Track

Features:

  • Evidence-based treatment for substance use disorder with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) coping skills training on topics such as assertiveness, drink/drug refusal skills and urges and triggers.
  • Master’s-level licensed trained therapists in addiction treatment modalities such as Alcoholic Anonymous® and Narcotics Anonymous®
  • Assigned individual therapist who has completed DoD mental health coursework
  • Group therapy with comprehensive addiction curriculum
  • Targeted psychoeducation and process groups relating to issues such as codependency, setting boundaries, shame and guilt, the disease concept, and stages of change
  • Relapse prevention planning
  • Addiction interventions for alcohol, drugs, pornography, gambling, video games, sex
  • Addiction timeline
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Medication management for substance withdrawal
  • DoD formulary sobriety agents

Crisis Track

Treatment includes the same wide variety of therapeutic activities over a short-term hospitalization, estimated 5-7 days.

Features:

  • Voluntary and involuntary admissions
  • Accelerated treatment with goal of safely returning patient to lower level of care
  • Immediate and consistent communication with referring providers regarding assessment findings
  • Rapid discharge planning with Command and family involvement
  • Focused crisis intervention such as DBT skills for smooth patient transition and long-term stability

Dual Diagnosis Track

Features:

  • Master’s-level licensed trained therapists
  • Assigned individual therapist
  • Group therapy divided between General and Addiction tracks in comprehensive curriculum
  • Medication management for substance withdrawal
  • Crisis stabilization
  • Safety curriculum

Ongoing Care

After completing inpatient therapy at Gulfport Behavioral Health System, the Eagle’s View program does not have to end. Depending on how each individual has progressed, there are additional opportunities to continue on the path to mental wellness through two outpatient options —Partial Hospitalization (full-time outpatient therapy) or Intensive Outpatient (part-time outpatient therapy).

Each of these outpatient programs can help individuals continue treatment and provide additional resources to help them maintain progress.