HST027 External Barriers to Veteran Mental Health with Erin Fowler

This is the 3rd episode of the Veteran Mental Health Boot Camp, a series of podcasts that is looking at all aspects of Veteran Mental Health. Check out the first episode and all episodes as they’re released by going here

Summary:

Ms. Fowler brings over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health, 10 of those as a practicing psychotherapist in the Pikes Peak community. Erin is a Clinical Therapist with the UCCS Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic. Her focus has always been on treating children, teens, families, and adults with histories of complex trauma, homelessness, domestic violence, multiple hospitalizations, and severe emotional dysregulation.

Erin is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and holds a Disaster Behavioral Health Field Response Certification (MRC).  She has special expertise in both Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

While direct clinical work has always been at the forefront for her, Ms. Fowler has branched out as a clinical supervisor, case manager, and media consultant/community educator regarding mental health and PTSD.  She served a variety of populations along the Front Range through her work with AspenPointe, TESSA, and Urban Peak, prior to joining the team at the Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic.

IN THIS PARTICULAR EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Erin’s background and journey to a military and veteran mental health counselor
  • Point of Access as a barrier to care
  • The overwhelming need for veteran mental health services
  • The need for support for both veterans and providers
  • Stigma and veteran stereotypes
  • Stigma against seeking mental health in general

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Starving at the Feast: A Parable of Military Transition

UCCS Veteran Health and Trauma Clinic

On Being “One of Those Weird Veterans” in the Workplace

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