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Ecotherapy: An Alternative Treatment Modality for Veterans


More than two million US veterans have served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) since 2001 (Sayer, 2011). Approximately two-fifths of these veterans received some kind of health care and social services through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VHA, 2009). According to Snyder and Monson, “Over one-third of veterans returning from deployment have a mental health diagnosis, and many more struggle with challenges of reintegration to family and civilian life”…