Learn more about the people that make up the health care team for the Haley Brain Wellness Program.
The UF Health Jacksonville Leon L. Haley Jr., MD, Brain Wellness Program started seeing patients October 2021 and its first cohort of three graduates completed the program December 2021.
The Haley Brain Wellness Program is an interdisciplinary treatment program for military veterans and first responders experiencing persistent health issues associated with mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries, along with associated behavioral health issues, such as post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression and substance use disorder.
Care plan examples
- Full diagnostic assessment, plus individualized treatment plan and referral recommendations
- Full diagnostic assessment, plus a three-week intensive on-site program (five days a week) using a wide spectrum of traditional and supportive therapies
Video: About the Program
During their time on the battlefield, an estimated 560,000 service members sustain a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. About 900,000 servicemen and servicewomen develop symptoms consistent with, or are diagnosed with, post-traumatic stress, or PTS.
Mild to moderate TBI, PTS, anxiety, depression and substance abuse are invisible wounds of war. These conditions contribute to a suicide rate of more than 20 veterans per day, a figure that has increased every year since 2002. Treating these veterans requires a comprehensive approach to care — one that gives our servicemen and servicewomen the expertise they deserve.
The power of philanthropy
With deep roots in our military city, and more than a century of life-changing care, UF Health Jacksonville's clinical programs of distinction offer integrated multidisciplinary care, medical and community education, and clinical research. We need visionary partners to expand these programs and achieve our big vision. Your support will unlock a transformational space for comprehensive mental health and traumatic brain injury care, allowing us to change the conversation around mental illness through leading research and comprehensive care.