Warriors Research Institute

Warriors Research Institute’s mission is to improve the quality of care available to military veterans and emergency responders via a program of scientific inquiry.  We develop and disseminate new treatments for those suffering the sequelae of toxic or traumatic work events. In addition to providing and evaluating  state-of-the-art experimental treatments, we train future generations of treatment providers in evolving evidence-based care.

Vet PaTHs: Building Peer Support and Telehealth for Central Texas Veterans

Project Vet PaTHs is funded by the Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grant Program. The goal of this project is to increase accessibility to evidence-based mental healthcare for Texas veterans and veteran family members by addressing critical barriers such as cost, stigma and the availability of qualified, culturally-aware treatment providers.

The WRI will accomplish this using two-pronged service facilitation approach: first, we will adapt and deliver a Peer Support Training to both veteran and veteran family members in order to build a group of Peer Support Specialists that can serve as trouble-shooters and bridges to professional care for veterans in distress in the Central Texas community; second, we will train and supervise a cadre of qualified graduate students to deliver behavioral, evidence-based treatments to veterans via telehealth.

Free tele-mental health counseling

Military veterans, their spouses/partners, and adult family members may be eligible to receive free mental health counseling. Individual (one-on-one) counseling will focus on depression, anger, posttraumatic stress, anxiety, alcohol and substance use problems, or any combination of these, including how these problems impact relationships and other important areas of functioning. Staff at the Warriors Research Institute will provide in-person treatment at their Waco clinic. They will also have the option to provide counseling via telehealth (i.e., video conferencing similar to Skype) into peoples’ homes. We aim to provide services that are convenient and culturally sensitive. Participation involves completing questionnaires before and during counseling, for which compensation will be provided. For more information, call 254-716-6208 or email wri@sw.org

VA Disability Rating Requirement: 
No Disability Requirement
Discharges Allowed: 
No Minimum Discharge