PHCS News

Princeton House Men’s Trauma Program Coming to Moorestown

Jun 30, 2014
Princeton House Behavioral Health will expand its Men's Program in mid-July, when the innovative outpatient offering becomes available at Princeton House's outpatient center in Moorestown.

Located at 351 New Albany Road, the Moorestown center opened in January 2013 to replace a smaller Princeton House site in nearby Cherry Hill.

"We have continued building on the services that are available in Moorestown since the center opened," said Nathalie Edmond, PsyD, Associate Executive Director of Outpatient Services at Princeton House. "When we add the Men's Program, the Moorestown center will offer a full array of psychiatric and addiction services, including specialized programming for women, young adults, seniors, adolescents and children."

The Men's Program, believed to be the first outpatient service of its kind when it opened in 2011, is designed to treat men who experienced traumatic events that may be affecting their well-being and overall functioning. Previously, the program was offered only at the Princeton/Adults outpatient site on Mount Lucas Road in Princeton.

The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder—or PTSD—estimates that 60 percent of all men experience at least one traumatic event. About 8 percent of men, roughly 1 in 12, will suffer from PTSD at some point in their lives.

Symptoms of PTSD include reliving the traumatic event, either through nightmares or flashbacks; avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma; and increased arousal, which may result in hypervigilance, irritability or anger, and lack of sleep.

Men entering the program at Princeton House undergo a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation that is used to develop an individualized recovery plan. Treatment may include group and individual therapy, coping and life skills training and education on maintaining one's physical and emotional health. The program is offered on a partial hospital (four or five full six-hour days per week) or intensive outpatient (three hours a day, three days a week) basis.

Princeton House accepts referrals from other professionals and from patients themselves. Most insurance plans are accepted. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-888-437-1610.

Women affected by PTSD also can find specialized services at Princeton House's outpatient centers, including Moorestown. In addition, Princeton House offers an inpatient service for first responders-law enforcement officers, fire fighters, EMTs and military personnel-whose lives are more severely affected by PTSD.

A unit of Princeton HealthCare System, Princeton House is a leading provider of highly skilled and compassionate behavioral healthcare. For more information, visit www.princetonhouse.org.

About Princeton HealthCare System
Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Andy Williams, 609-252-8785
anwilliams@princetonhcs.org