Uniformed Services Unit (USU)

Northwest Texas Healthcare System Behavioral Health is honored to serve those brave individuals who serve the public every day. The Uniformed Services Unit is a 16-bed dedicated, inpatient unit for active duty military, veterans, law enforcement, fire fighters, emergency medical technicians and uniformed first responders who work in dangerous situations, including some healthcare professionals and those who work in security.

Some of the problems treated include:

  • Post traumatic stress
  • Severe depression
  • Suicidal thoughts and/or attempt
  • Crisis stabilization
  • Substance abuse
  • Anger management
  • Stress reduction

Participants will learn how reactions affect themselves and their family, loved ones and co-workers. Treatment is individualized and helps the patient identify triggering events, understand reactive behaviors, control self-blame and guilt and develop skills to recognize and manage behaviors and impulses. A multi-disciplinary team will help the participant establish treatments such as outcomes-based therapy.

Group activities and therapy focus on:

  • Recognizing trauma and how to identify symptoms
  • Trauma processing and identifying coping skills
  • Activity groups
  • Substance abuse rehabilitation or dual diagnosis education
  • Nursing groups focused on medication education, health and hygiene
  • Relaxation groups
  • Exercise

Northwest Texas Healthcare System Behavioral Health 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.

Herschel Walker, Patriot Support Programs Spokesperson

In the following video, Herschel Walker, Heisman Trophy winner, mental health advocate and Patriot Support Programs spokesperson, answers questions from patients within various locations of the Patriot Support Programs.