In order to limit the exposure and transmission of Covid-19, PTI will be exclusively doing tele-psychiatry (virtual) visits. You will still have your appointment, you will just have to do it with our Virtual Psych Network (VPN™). Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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Veteran Suicide Update

Sep 15, 2016

Veteran suicide and PTSD studies are hot topics in the medical community.

According to the Huffington Post and a study conducted in 2014, about 20 veterans commit suicide each day, which is slightly lower to the previous estimate of 22 a day.

The most recent study, conducted by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, increased its scope from the previous, and oft-quoted “22 per day,” to include all 50 states...
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Suicide Prevention 5K 

Aug 31, 2016

Have you heard of the #22Pushup Challenge for #22Kill?  The goal is to raise awareness for Veteran and Service members who commit suicide, which is a statistical average of 22-day, thus the emphasis on the number “22.”   (Although there’s greater awareness around the 22-day average, there’s a new study that’s just been released from the VA with a slightly lowered 20-day average).  Here at PTI, we’re committed to supporting...
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Mental Healthcare for Women Veterans

Jul 01, 2015

For those who do not know, the PTI was started by a veteran for the purpose of serving veterans in the Baton Rouge area and its surrounding communities.  We found that our “formula” –treating people right and staying up to date on best methods and practices– was so successful, we decided that we wanted to be a resource for everyone in the Baton Rouge area.  (We’ve now expanded into...
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Removing the Mask of Mental Illness

Mar 04, 2015

In our culture, we’re all used to wearing masks to help hide our struggles and put our best foot forward.  Sometimes the masks help to maintain our image so that our differentness doesn’t make us stand out.  Every now and then, we need to remove our mask and disclose those struggles with our loved ones and those who are there to support us through the thick and thin....
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Barriers for Veterans: Raising Awareness

Jul 03, 2014

When we started the PTI, we built our foundation as a service for veterans who encountered mental health challenges after returning from deployment.  We found that our “secret formula,” which is providing quality care and treating people like people, worked so well that we’ve expanded to serve anyone who walks through our doors.

However, just like anyone else, it’s important for us to remember our roots and honor...
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Returning from Deployment and Common Stress Reactions

May 01, 2014

With the ever increasing awareness of veterans and service-members experiencing Post Traumatic Stress, it’s easy to overlook a simple and much needed observation: “almost all service members will have [stress] reactions after returning from a war zone.”  (Returning from the War Zone, DVA)

Not only are there extreme challenges and difficulties experienced while serving, returning home also has its own accoutrement of stressors.

Signs of Post-Deployment Combat Stress

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