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

HST081 Cohen Veterans Network Outreach with Matt Wetenkamp

HST081 Cohen Veterans Network Outreach with Matt Wetenkamp

Summary: Matthew Wetenkamp is the outreach manager and leads the Outreach and Communications team at the Cohen Military Family Clinic. In this role, he ensures the Cohen Clinic maintains strong partnerships and connections to and within the Denver veteran community, including veteran service organizations (VSO’s), military installations, veterans and their families.  He believes that collaborationRead more about HST081 Cohen Veterans Network Outreach with Matt Wetenkamp[…]

Call for Participants for Online PTSD Treatment Study

Call for Participants for Online PTSD Treatment Study

Dealing with challenges in mental health after military service can be like being stuck in a tunnel, not knowing where to turn or how to get out. For many veterans, there are a lot of barriers against seeking mental health treatment for challenges related to their military service. Some of those barriers include not wantingRead more about Call for Participants for Online PTSD Treatment Study[…]

The Importance of Social Connection in Veteran Mental Health

The Importance of Social Connection in Veteran Mental Health

Life is not a solo act. It’s a huge collaboration, and we all need to assemble around us the people who care about us and support us in times of strife – Tim Gunn Humans are social creatures. Sure, there are varying degrees of introversion and extroversion that people are comfortable with. We still needRead more about The Importance of Social Connection in Veteran Mental Health[…]

HST080 Veteran Mental Health Research with Terri Tanielian

HST080 Veteran Mental Health Research with Terri Tanielian

Summary: Terri Tanielian is a senior behavioral scientist and a nationally recognized expert on veteran mental health. Her areas of interest include military and veterans health policy; military suicide; military sexual assault; psychological effects of combat, terrorism, and disasters. She has led multiple studies to assess the needs of veterans and to examine the readiness of private healthcare providers to deliverRead more about HST080 Veteran Mental Health Research with Terri Tanielian[…]

Seeking Serendipity: Paying Attention to Beneficial Chance

Seeking Serendipity: Paying Attention to Beneficial Chance

Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you’ve found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for – Lawrence Block There is an aspect of serendipity that is critical to satisfaction in life after the military. “Serendipity” is one of those words that we kind ofRead more about Seeking Serendipity: Paying Attention to Beneficial Chance[…]

HST079 Leading By Example with Brigadier General Don Bolduc

HST079 Leading By Example with Brigadier General Don Bolduc

Summary: After 32 years of active duty service to his country in which he received two awards for valor, five Bronze Star medals, two Purple Hearts, led ten deployments, and survived both a bomb blast, numerous fire fights, and a helicopter crash, General Donald C. Bolduc, former Commander, Special Operations Command Africa, hung up hisRead more about HST079 Leading By Example with Brigadier General Don Bolduc[…]

Ambiguity and Lack of Feedback in Post-Military Life

Ambiguity and Lack of Feedback in Post-Military Life

One problem that many veterans face in their post-military life is how to manage ambiguity. I’ve experienced it myself, and seen many other veterans struggle with it. It’s not that we always need the black and white answer, just that we’re not used to no answer. “Give it to me straight” is the request. let me knowRead more about Ambiguity and Lack of Feedback in Post-Military Life[…]

HST078 Operation Deep Dive with Dr. Phil Smith and Nick Fadoir

HST078 Operation Deep Dive with Dr. Phil Smith and Nick Fadoir

Summary: Dr. Phllip Smith and Nick Fadoir  currently work at the Department of Psychology, University of South Alabama. Dr. Smith: National Institute of Mental Health, National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New YorkAPA Accredited Clinical Psychology Internship, SouthwestRead more about HST078 Operation Deep Dive with Dr. Phil Smith and Nick Fadoir[…]