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-military life that they may be experiencing.

IN THIS PARTICULAR EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

  •  The inherent danger in the military
  • Substance abuse and post-military life
  • Substance abuse separate from PTSD and TBI
  • Veteran coming to grips with their internal self
  • Lack of awareness that leads to our altered state
  • Altered substance abuse-induced state often leads to incarceration
  • Habit, avoiding pain, and going through addiction rather than around it
  • The difficulty of veterans looking at themselves as “less than” because of the “expertiseism” of the military
  • The benefit of purpose on recovery
  • Four categories to consider why a veteran is not willing or able to reach out for help with a mental health professional

 LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Heart of the Bull Film on Vimeo

Heart of the Bull on the Head Space and Timing Blog

 

 

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