With your help, we can continue to provide hope to those who need it most.
Your generous, tax-deductible donation to Continuing Hope® will directly pay for treatment, travel, and related expenses for those suffering from PTSD.
About Continuing Hope
It is estimated that post-traumatic stress disorder impacts one out of every 11 adults in the United States. Oftentimes, PTSD is thought of as a condition that only veterans face. But that is not the case. Millions of men and women with varying backgrounds have PTSD as well. Millions more are living each day with some form of depression.
Zach Hutchison is one of those individuals. He has lived his entire life with depression and bipolar disorder. He had exhausted all treatment options before meeting Dr. Mark Garwin at The Albany Clinic in Carbondale, Illinois. During his visit, Zach learned he was treatment-resistant for depression and had PTSD, even though he is NOT a veteran.
“I truly believe if it weren’t for Dr. Garwin and his state-of-the-art treatments, I would not be here today. Our veterans put their lives on the line every day, they deserve to be happy, and I can vouch for these treatments personally,” said Zach.
Zach encourages everyone to be aware of their mental health and consider talking to a professional to determine the best treatment course. He feels so strongly about this that he created a registered 501c3 called Continuing Hope. The group raises money for military veterans who suffer from PTSD or depression. Continuing Hope wants to offset or cover the cost of state-of-the-art treatments for veterans. The group will also provide services for those living outside our area by helping them with lodge and transportation.
“The money raised through Continuing Hope will be spent on veterans who have tried other methods of treatments with minimal results. Many of these men and women are currently being treated with medications that are not bringing them the relief they deserve,” said Zach.
Continuing Hope will pay directly to The Albany Clinic, which specializes in Stellate Ganglion Blocks as well as Ketamine IV infusions. Both of which are effective procedures in treating PTSD and depression.
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About the Treatment
Stellate Ganglion Block
Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) is an injection of a local anesthetic around a collection of nerves located on the right side of the neck. Because these nerves control the “fight or flight” response of the sympathetic nervous system, SGB is an effective treatment for those suffering from PTSD.
At the Albany Clinic we use IV drug infusions, primarily composed of the drug ketamine, as therapeutic interventions for both Treatment-Resistant Depression and for PTSD, where it has been shown to be effective in alleviating symptoms for both of these conditions.
Treatment Success Stories
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