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

For Every Mile of Darkness, We Need an Equal Distance of Light

For Every Mile of Darkness, We Need an Equal Distance of Light

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness- Desmond Tutu Veterans can be a pessimistic group. I’m not saying that there’s something wrong with that; just making an observation. The military made us this way, right? Constant vigilance. “Hope for the best, but plan for the worst” isRead more about For Every Mile of Darkness, We Need an Equal Distance of Light[…]

HS&T Extra: Veteran Mental Health Minute on Amazon Alexa

HS&T Extra: Veteran Mental Health Minute on Amazon Alexa

Over 47 million households in the U.S. have installed a smart speaker in their homes. And it’s very likely that the smart speaker installed in the home is the Amazon Echo, the Alexa-voiced device that responds to your command. Jetsons, anyone? Yes, of course, there is the recent controversy over Alexa recording your conversation andRead more about HS&T Extra: Veteran Mental Health Minute on Amazon Alexa[…]

HST059 Mental Health in a Combat Zone with Dr. Katie Kopp

HST059 Mental Health in a Combat Zone with Dr. Katie Kopp

Summary: Katie Kopp, PhD, is a clinical psychologist working as a government civilian at Fort Carson, Colorado. She completed graduate training at the Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. During the course of her training at Rosemead, she commissioned into the Army through the Health Professionals Scholarship Program. She received her doctorate in DecemberRead more about HST059 Mental Health in a Combat Zone with Dr. Katie Kopp[…]

HST058: Sentinels of Freedom with Carol Prell

HST058: Sentinels of Freedom with Carol Prell

Summary: Carol Prell has over 10 years combined professional experience in human resources, case management, outreach and support. She also has over 12 years volunteer experience involving relationship building, initiating network of local organizations resulting in improved coverage of services and resources, project management, public speaking, and supervising volunteers. Her passion is helping others andRead more about HST058: Sentinels of Freedom with Carol Prell[…]

HS&T Extra: Free Book Donations to Veteran Mental Health and Wellness Organizations

HS&T Extra: Free Book Donations to Veteran Mental Health and Wellness Organizations

There are hundreds of great organizations doing what they can, where they can, to promote veteran mental health. These include mental health organizations, such as the Colorado Veterans Health and Wellness Agency in Colorado Springs, and Veterans Counseling Veterans in Orlando. They also include organizations that do not have a specific clinical mental health counselingRead more about HS&T Extra: Free Book Donations to Veteran Mental Health and Wellness Organizations[…]

Veterans, Do We Accept Limitations or Acknowledge Limitations?

Veterans, Do We Accept Limitations or Acknowledge Limitations?

“It is the same with people as it is with riding a bike. Only when moving can one comfortably maintain one’s balance.” – Albert Einstein Imagine getting to a point in your life when you say, “Well…this is it. Life can’t get any better (or worse) than it is right now. I guess I better justRead more about Veterans, Do We Accept Limitations or Acknowledge Limitations?[…]

HST057 Barriers and Gaps in Veteran Mental Health with Carl LoFaro

HST057 Barriers and Gaps in Veteran Mental Health with Carl LoFaro

Summary: Carl is a health professional with unique understanding of mental health issues facing service members and veterans. His goal is to work at a higher level to expand the body of research, develop, and evaluate the effectiveness of population-level interventions addressing mental health issues, such as suicide and barriers to accessing care, for military-affiliatedRead more about HST057 Barriers and Gaps in Veteran Mental Health with Carl LoFaro[…]

HST056 Embodied Emotion with Dr. Timothy Avery

HST056 Embodied Emotion with Dr. Timothy Avery

Summary: Dr. Avery is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. His research interests include mechanisms of change in complementary and integrative medicine interventions, yoga in particular, in treatment of posttraumatic stress and chronic pain. Additional topics of interestRead more about HST056 Embodied Emotion with Dr. Timothy Avery[…]