The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder estimates that 60 percent of all men experience at least one traumatic event during their lifetime. About 8 percent of men, roughly 1 in 12, will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder at some point in their lives.
One of the first of its kind nationally, the Men’s Program at Princeton House Behavioral Health provides a safe, trust-filled environment for men who have experienced traumatic events that are impacting their well-being and overall functioning. Men can share their experiences, learn from each other, and recover from post-traumatic stress.
Treatment includes a comprehensive evaluation and medical management by a board certified psychiatrist, an individualized recovery plan, group and individual therapy, coping and life skills training, education on maintaining physical and emotional health, family sessions, and a dialectical behavior therapy group for better emotional control.
Through this program, we help our patients to:
- Understand the relationship between trauma and psychiatric symptoms
- Establish and maintain safety
Facilitate healthy ways of managing emotion
Avoid the pitfalls of substance use
Learn coping and relationship-building skills
Understand how behaviors that were once adaptive and useful for survival may no longer serve that function
Build self-esteem and self-confidence through self-empowerment
Depending on needs, treatment options include:
- Partial hospital program: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. five days per week
Intensive outpatient program: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. three days per week
Lunch is provided for full-day programs, and free transportation may be available within defined areas.
Read about our Men’s Program in the Trenton Times.