Sargent Rich LaBard has been a police officer for over 16 years but an incident in 2004 when responding to an emergency call at a home where there had been a shooting, left him struggling to live his life for over eight years. Suffering from PTSD, he enrolled in the Uniformed Service Program to start his journey toward recovery. Hear his story captured in this video.
Depression. Anxiety. PTSD. Bi-polar disorder. Alcohol and other drug problems. If left untreated, psychiatric and addiction challenges like these can damage careers, hurt relationships, and even destroy lives. That’s why the skilled caregivers at the Brattleboro Retreat are dedicated to helping children, adolescents, and adults who face mental illness or addiction find the hope and healing they deserve.
Jim McKay is a career firefighter and EMT with more than 30 years of service to his community. In 2011, he enrolled in the Uniformed Service Program at the Brattleboro Retreat.
Providing mental health and addiction treatment to individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, our LGBTQ+ Program is a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment in which to receive care. Check out this video to learn more about our program and how our specially trained staff deliver care.
The Brattleboro Retreat's Stand Up to Stigma campaign is about helping people understand what is true and what is not true about mental illness and addiction. We also want to encourage and empower people to shift attitudes--their own, and those of their family members, friends, co-workers, and community members.