As previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, the hospital's Honor Strong Program is a trauma-informed, resiliency-focused acute inpatient program geared to address the unique symptoms experienced by law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, active-duty military members and veterans.
"Psychology trauma and emotional response to deeply disturbing experiences is a known part of being a health care worker/first responder," the release reads. "If we add in the psychological aftermath of a pandemic, which specifically affects the first responder, we see an impact on one's psyche. First responders may fear the stigma associated with seeking help as well as what their future will hold if they do reach out. It is critical we ensure health care workers feel free to access mental health resources."
According to the news release, features unique to the Honor Strong Program—now available to front-line health care workers—include access to clinicians who are certified first responder counselors, a dedicated first responders unit and staff, a dedicated first responder liaison available 24/7, and an expedited assessment and admissions process conducted on the unit for increased confidentiality, among others.
For more information about Cypress Creek Hospital's Honor Strong Program, call 281-995-1475 or click here.