New Program At Rush Offers Free “PTSD Boot Camp”

Sarah, an Air Force veteran who served after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has been through the new Intensive Outpatient Program offered through the Road Home Program at Rush, and she said it saved her life.

“It wasn’t just showing up here and doing a little bit of therapy, because it was a lot of therapy,” she said. “PTSD boot camp’s three weeks, and you’re exhausted. You get up and go every day. Therapy, therapy, therapy; but really cool stuff. Some really good yoga and art therapy; a dietician that comes and tells us you don’t have to eat kale every day.”