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

Combating Veteran Suicides: Increase Lethal Means Safety

Combating Veteran Suicides: Increase Lethal Means Safety

This is the sixth of a series of posts looking at how to impact the veteran suicide epidemic using a public health approach. You can see the original overview post here.  Not all suicide prevention methods are without controversey. Whether they should or shouldn’t be isn’t important; the fact is that lethal means safety isRead more about Combating Veteran Suicides: Increase Lethal Means Safety[…]

HST117 Sebastian Junger – Tribe and the New Veteran Homecoming

HST117 Sebastian Junger – Tribe and the New Veteran Homecoming

Summary: Sebastian Junger is the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of THE PERFECT STORM, FIRE, A DEATH IN BELMONT, WARand TRIBE.   As an award-winning journalist, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a special correspondent at ABC News, he has covered major international news stories around the world, and has received both aRead more about HST117 Sebastian Junger – Tribe and the New Veteran Homecoming[…]

HST116 Shauna Springer – Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

HST116 Shauna Springer – Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Summary: Shauna Springer, Ph.D., is the TAPS Suicide Prevention & Postvention Senior Director. Known to many veterans as “doc Springer,” she has helped hundreds of warriors reconnect with their tribe, strengthen their most important relationships, and build lives that are driven by their deepest values. She has particular expertise in attachment processes, trauma recovery, innovative suicide preventionRead more about HST116 Shauna Springer – Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors[…]

Combating Veteran Suicides: Improving Access to Responsive Care

Combating Veteran Suicides: Improving Access to Responsive Care

This is the fifth of a series of posts looking at how to impact the veteran suicide epidemic using a public health approach. You can see the original overview post here.  Several years ago, a veteran walked into their local Vet Center the Friday after Christmas. They’d been out of the military for a coupleRead more about Combating Veteran Suicides: Improving Access to Responsive Care[…]

HST114 Jacob Toups – Merging Vets and Players

HST114 Jacob Toups – Merging Vets and Players

Summary: Jacob brings to MVP years of experience in the nonprofit management space, with a background in program management, development, and director roles.  He recently worked as the Los Angeles City Director at Up2Us Sports, where he grew the organization’s program, and development, and efficiencies.  In his previous role, he also launched the first mentoringRead more about HST114 Jacob Toups – Merging Vets and Players[…]

Combating Veteran Suicides: Improving Education and Awareness

Combating Veteran Suicides: Improving Education and Awareness

This is the fourth of a series of posts looking at how to impact the veteran suicide epidemic using a public health approach. You can see the original overview post here.  In the last year before I retired from the Army, I was an instructor for a suicide prevention and awareness program called Applied SuicideRead more about Combating Veteran Suicides: Improving Education and Awareness[…]

HST113 Vic Duphiliy – Veteran and First Responser Mental Health

HST113 Vic Duphiliy – Veteran and First Responser Mental Health

Summary: Victor J.R. Duphily III is a Retired Police Sergeant, Former U.S. Army Infantry and Intel Officer, and Cold War Veteran​ He is a National Certified Counselor with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern CT State University.  He is focused on serving Military, Veteran, and First Responder populations along with theirRead more about HST113 Vic Duphiliy – Veteran and First Responser Mental Health[…]

Combating Veteran Suicides: Increasing Economic Stability

Combating Veteran Suicides: Increasing Economic Stability

This is the third of a series of posts looking at how to impact the veteran suicide epidemic using a public health approach. You can see the original overview post here.  I have seen this over and over again: a veteran’s psychological wellbeing is directly tied to their economic wellbeing. It’s a critical aspect ofRead more about Combating Veteran Suicides: Increasing Economic Stability[…]