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

HST045: National Academies Evaluation of VA Mental Health Services with Dr. Alicia Carriquiry

HST045: National Academies Evaluation of VA Mental Health Services with Dr. Alicia Carriquiry

Summary: Alicia Carriquiry is professor of statistics at Iowa State University.  Between January of 2000 and July of 2004 she was Associate Provost at Iowa State. Her research interests are in Bayesian statistics and general methods.  Her recent work focuses on nutrition and dietary assessment, as well as on problems in genomics, forensic sciences and trafficRead more about HST045: National Academies Evaluation of VA Mental Health Services with Dr. Alicia Carriquiry[…]

HST044 The Veterans Portrait Project with Stacy Pearsall

HST044 The Veterans Portrait Project with Stacy Pearsall

Summary: Stacy L. Pearsall got her start as an Air Force photographer at the age of 17. During her time in service, she traveled to over 41 countries, and attended the Military Photojournalism Program at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. During three combat tours, she earned the Bronze Star Medal andRead more about HST044 The Veterans Portrait Project with Stacy Pearsall[…]

A Serious Look at a Serious Subject: Veteran Suicide

A Serious Look at a Serious Subject: Veteran Suicide

There is an epidemic of veteran suicide in our nation, and around the world. As has been identified by several different studies, the rate of veteran suicide compared to those who have never served in the military is significant. There are a lot of discussions about it, attempts to overcome it, and studies to understandRead more about A Serious Look at a Serious Subject: Veteran Suicide[…]

HST043: A Serious Look at Suicide

HST043: A Serious Look at Suicide

Summary: It’s impossible to talk about Veteran Mental Health without addressing the elephant in the room: veteran suicide. The crisis surrounding veteran suicide is at epic proportions, and have been for quite a while. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, has made combating veteran suicide the top clinical priority of the organization. It’s aRead more about HST043: A Serious Look at Suicide[…]

Emotional Detachment in Combat and Coming Home

Emotional Detachment in Combat and Coming Home

Call it survival, or becoming jaded or cynical. Many combat veterans experienced a point in their service when things that “should” bother them don’t. It’s hard to explain to someone who hasn’t experienced it, of course. In “normal” life, we don’t go up against situations that are horrific, horrible, or traumatic. Because they are soRead more about Emotional Detachment in Combat and Coming Home[…]