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

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[…]

HST042: Society for Military Psychology with Dr. Heather O’Beirne Kelly

HST042: Society for Military Psychology with Dr. Heather O’Beirne Kelly

Summary: Heather O’Beirne Kelly is a senior legislative and federal affairs officer in the Science Government Relations Office of the American Psychological Association, a post she has held since 1998. In this role, Dr. Kelly advocates for behavioral science on Capitol Hill and in federal agencies and directs APA’s Executive Branch Science Fellowship Program. WithinRead more about HST042: Society for Military Psychology with Dr. Heather O’Beirne Kelly[…]

HST041: Neurobiology of PTSD with Dr. Blair Cano

HST041: Neurobiology of PTSD with Dr. Blair Cano

Summary: Dr. Cano is a Navy veteran and licensed psychologist in the states of Colorado and Hawaii. She is the founder and clinical director of Neurofeedback Colorado Springs. In the Navy, she served with VF-101, a fighter squadron based in Virginia Beach, VA. After leaving the Navy, she returned to Colorado Springs to finish herRead more about HST041: Neurobiology of PTSD with Dr. Blair Cano[…]

After the Military, Finding Your What Is As Important as Finding Your Why

After the Military, Finding Your What Is As Important as Finding Your Why

March, 1996. I was the lowest ranking guy in my platoon. My unit pushed south from our base in Hungary to Camp Angela, Bosnia. Being the lowest ranking guy in the platoon this didn’t always  mean that much, but this time, it meant I got the crap assignment. I was sent down early as aRead more about After the Military, Finding Your What Is As Important as Finding Your Why[…]

HST040: Spirituality, Women Veterans, and Transition with Dannette Patterson

HST040: Spirituality, Women Veterans, and Transition with Dannette Patterson

Summary: Dannette Patterson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and military spouse. She holds a Doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision from Argosy University–Atlanta, in Georgia. She currently provides counseling services to the military community. Her research interests include cultural awareness, military concerns, religion and spiritualty, and counseling supervision practices. Dannette’s Doctoral dissertation looked atRead more about HST040: Spirituality, Women Veterans, and Transition with Dannette Patterson[…]