One of the Greatest Weapons in the Miltary’s Arsenal was Useless Without the Head space and Timing Gauge. Veterans Can Be Rendered Inoperable if their Headspace and Timing is Not Set Correctly As Well.

Mental Health from a Combat Veteran Perspective

Controversial Opinions and Personal Restraint: A Response to an Insulting Newsletter

Controversial Opinions and Personal Restraint: A Response to an Insulting Newsletter

Never approach a bull from the front, a donkey from the rear, or a fool from any direction I’m about to ignore my own advice. Whenever I come across an controversial opinion that bothers me, I try to put this quote in action. I ask myself, “is it worth my time, cognitive ability, and emotionalRead more about Controversial Opinions and Personal Restraint: A Response to an Insulting Newsletter[…]

Developing a Resilient Response to Attack

Developing a Resilient Response to Attack

There are some psychological concepts that everyone just kind of “knows.” Things like Freud’s Oedipus Complex (which is offset by the less well known Electra Complex) orMaslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which is discussed more in business than in psychology. Another well-known concept comes from the behaviorists: an individual’s automatic response to an external threat: fightRead more about Developing a Resilient Response to Attack[…]

HST 008: The Cohen Veterans Network with Anthony Hassan

HST 008: The Cohen Veterans Network with Anthony Hassan

SUMMARY: Dr. Anthony Hassan is the CEO of the Cohen Veterans Network, a network of  25 mental health clinics nationwide. These clinics are designed to improve the mental health outcomes for post-9/11 veterans and their families, with a particular emphasis on post-traumatic stress, through high-quality, free, and accessible mental health care. In addition, he leads effortsRead more about HST 008: The Cohen Veterans Network with Anthony Hassan[…]

HST 007: Veteran Mental Health and Substance Abuse with Marc Scroggins

HST 007: Veteran Mental Health and Substance Abuse with Marc Scroggins

SUMMARY: In this episode, Duane sits down and talks to Veteran and Clinical Mental Health Counselor Marc Scroggins about his military experience and his path towards becoming a clinical mental health and substance abuse counselor. Marc shares his personal journey regarding mental health, and his thoughts on how veterans should approach those challenges in post-militaryRead more about HST 007: Veteran Mental Health and Substance Abuse with Marc Scroggins[…]

HST 006: 8 Things a Therapist Wants a Veteran to Know

HST 006: 8 Things a Therapist Wants a Veteran to Know

HST 006: 8 Things a Therapist Wants a Veteran to Know SUMMARY: In this episode, Duane talks about his experience both as a combat veteran and a clinical mental health counselor, and outlines eight things that he believes that mental health professionals want a veteran to know before working with them. This is the secondRead more about HST 006: 8 Things a Therapist Wants a Veteran to Know[…]

Veteran Mental Health and the Balancing Power of “If”

Veteran Mental Health and the Balancing Power of “If”

When talking about veteran mental health, I often talk about the need for balancing different aspects of their lives. I’ve written about finding balance before, specifically looking at how to find equilibrium in your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Another aspect of the need for balance is to be able to have equal measuresRead more about Veteran Mental Health and the Balancing Power of “If”[…]