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

HST076 Objective Zero with Betsey Mercado

HST076 Objective Zero with Betsey Mercado

Summary: Betsey Mercado became involved in Objective Zero after seeing the positive influence that intervention had on veterans in crisis. Betsey has committed herself to making a difference in the lives of Soldiers, veterans, and their families. Her experience working with military spouses and leading multiple Family Readiness Groups supporting active duty units gives herRead more about HST076 Objective Zero with Betsey Mercado[…]

HST075 Give An Hour and Suicide Prevention with Robert Stewart

HST075 Give An Hour and Suicide Prevention with Robert Stewart

Summary: Rob Stewart joined Give an Hour in March 2014 as the Project Coordinator in the Detroit, Mich., area for the Wins for Warriors initiative. Rob retired from the military in 2009 as a Master Sergeant after having spent almost 12 years in the U.S. Army as an Indirect-fire Infantryman and his last 8 yearsRead more about HST075 Give An Hour and Suicide Prevention with Robert Stewart[…]

National Suicide Awareness Month 2018

National Suicide Awareness Month 2018

September is National Suicide Awareness Month. In a recent conversation, an acquaintance questioned the need for all of these “awareness months.” Why a specific month for checking on your buddy? Why not all the time? Absolutely correct, of course, but having a specific time period that brings it into the national consciousness is one thatRead more about National Suicide Awareness Month 2018[…]

HST074 From Suicide Awareness to Action with Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas

HST074 From Suicide Awareness to Action with Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas

Summary: Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas sees issues of suicide prevention and mental health promotion from a host of perspectives. Clinical psychologist. Mental health advocate. Faculty member. Researcher. And suicide loss survivor. She has earned an international reputation as an entrepreneur and innovator in social change. Along the way, she’s helped establish many large-scale, gap-filling mental healthRead more about HST074 From Suicide Awareness to Action with Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas[…]

The Veteran Suicide Epidemic Requires a Community Response

The Veteran Suicide Epidemic Requires a Community Response

This article was an original op-ed published in the Colorado Springs Gazette on June 20th, 2018. You can see the original article here.  According to a comprehensive analysis of veteran suicides, an average of 20 active duty military service members, non-activated Guard and Reserve service members, and veterans die by suicide every day. While many who haveRead more about The Veteran Suicide Epidemic Requires a Community Response[…]

HST073 Suicide Awareness with Stacey Freedenthal

HST073 Suicide Awareness with Stacey Freedenthal

Summary: Stacey Freedenthal is a Denver psychotherapist, consultant, and associate professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Now a therapist with a part-time private practice, she also has extensive clinical experience in crisis and suicide prevention settings. Her book, Helping the Suicidal Person: Tips and Techniques for Professionals, was published inRead more about HST073 Suicide Awareness with Stacey Freedenthal[…]