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Therapy and Recovery center opens at Amarillo VA hospital

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Amarillo, Texas - A new center for therapy and recovery was dedicated Wednesday morning at the Amarillo VA hospital. This addition to the center's campus will now offer programs for the veterans and their families.

The chief of mental health with the Amarillo VA says they've developed new programs for couples and family therapy services, services for veterans coming back from the current conflicts with stress disorder.

Programs at the new center will include help for substance abuse, post traumatic stress disorder, marriage and family counseling, and suicide prevention. Since 2007 the VA has seen a 35 percent increase in veterans receiving mental health services in America.