Commander Charles Keith Springle of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, formerly of Beaufort, was killed May 11, 2009, while deployed to the Army 55th Medical Company Combat Stress Center at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq. The primary focus of his work involved counseling servicemen and women suffering effects of stress from battle, multiple deployments, and family issues. He volunteered for deployment to Iraq because he felt the greatest need for his services was there at the heart of the battle. He played an important role in CSSP as one of the first instructors for the program's PTSD training course for behavioral health professionals.
Primary Health Care and Behavioral Health Providers Serving Servicemembers, Veterans, and their Families
"The challenges are enormous and the consequences of non-performance are significant. Data indicate that 38% of soldiers and 31% of Marines report psychological symptoms. Among members of the National Guard, the figure rises to 49%. Further psychological concerns are significantly higher among those with repeated deployments, a rapidly growing cohort". -Report of the DoD Task Force on Mental Health June 2007
The Citizen Soldier Support Program (CSSP) and the Cecil G. Sheps Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an easily searchable online directory of primary health care and behavioral health providers that is available at no cost to servicemembers, veterans, and their families seeking mental health services. We are committed to ensuring that all mobilized and returning servicemembers and their families have effective, affordable, and readily-accessible primary health care and behavioral health services.
Please click on the "ADD YOUR INFORMATION To Our Database" button above to include your information in the CSSP primary health care and behavioral health provider database, which will allow service members and their families to connect with those who can address their mental health needs. Your information will be used for the sole intention of connecting veterans to health care providers and will not be sold or distributed to other entities for other purposes. We will contact you periodically to request updates to your information to ensure that the directory information is as accurate as possible.
If you are already registered with us, click here to modify your information.