Deserve to Survive and Thrive: A New Support Group from the Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic

Military Support Group


The Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic, which is a part of the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience, is now offering a support group for combat Veterans. This group is open to all male and female combat Veterans and is designed to provide a safe and supportive space to share experiences before and after deployment, as well as any situations or incidents that occurred during their deployment.

The group will be co-facilitated by Dr. David Schroeder, a Vietnam-era Veteran, and a co-facilitator. It's an open entry, open exit group, which means that Veterans can join or leave the group at any time. The goal of the group is to have a maximum of 14 clients, and it will last for 90 minutes.

This support group is intended to be a valuable supplement to individual psychotherapy for combat Veterans who are currently in therapy. To participate in this group, patients need to have been or currently be in individual psychotherapy, and they need to be referred from within the clinic.

The group provides a safe and supportive environment for Veterans to share and process their experiences. This can help build resilience and coping skills and offer a place of comfort and camaraderie. We hope that this support group will be helpful to combat Veterans who may be struggling with the challenges of combat and deployment.

For more information about the various programs operated by the Healing division of the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience at UCCS, visit


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