Pyramid Healthcare Achieves Veteran Ready Certification

Published On: April 18, 2024|Categories: News|

Altoona Detox & Residential Treatment Center Recognized by PsychArmor

ALTOONA, PA – April 18, 2024 — Pyramid Healthcare’s Altoona Detox & Residential Treatment Center has partnered with PsychArmor, the leader in military culture training, to achieve Veteran Ready Certification. By taking this step to offer enhanced training for employees, the Pyramid Healthcare team is demonstrating its commitment to offering a more genuine connection and better support for those in military and Veteran communities. 

As a nationally recognized nonprofit leader and preferred training provider for military cultural awareness, PsychArmor serves members of the military-connected community and anyone who wants to more effectively engage with them. Their team of clinical psychologists and social workers, all steeped in military culture, create learning journeys, from continuing education to customized training, including online courses, curricula, podcasts, webinars, live speaking engagements and social media.

“We value our healthcare partners who are actively working to enhance healthcare competence through education and training. Cultural awareness training for providers assists in reducing or eliminating barriers to care,” said Dr. Tina Atherall, CEO of PsychArmor. 

Recognizing that the experiences of military personnel are much different from those of nonmilitary personnel, programs with Veteran Ready Certification structure their content to address the unique needs and strengths of servicemembers, Veterans and their families, while also ensuring the provision of evidence-based therapeutic interventions. 

Located in central Pennsylvania, the Altoona Detox & Residential Treatment Center offers individualized residential treatment for adults suffering from addiction and/or co-occurring mental health disorders.

“I am very proud of our team in Altoona for earning the Veteran Ready Certification,” said Jason Hendricks, CEO of Pyramid Healthcare, Inc. “This achievement demonstrates their dedication to enhancing the lives of those who have served our country. Their improved understanding of the specific challenges faced by veterans will enhance the services provided to veterans that choose Pyramid Healthcare for their behavioral health treatment.”


About Pyramid Healthcare, Inc.

Pyramid Healthcare, Inc. is a premier provider of behavioral health care founded in 1999 and headquartered in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Pyramid Healthcare, Inc. operates over 80 treatment facilities and schools throughout Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia, offering a full continuum of in-person and telehealth mental health, substance use and eating disorders treatment programs for adolescents and adults and educational and behavioral programming for students ages 5-21 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

About PsychArmor

PsychArmor is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation providing education and support to individuals and organizations that work with, live with, and care for American service members, Veterans, and their families. For more information about PsychArmor, contact Carole Turner, Strategic Communications, PsychArmor, at [email protected]

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