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

Donate Social Media Information to Stop Veteran Suicide

Donate Social Media Information to Stop Veteran Suicide

Several years ago, in a community meeting, I was advocating for a stronger online presence for veteran resources in general, and mental health and wellness resources in particular. My argument was that those of us who are supporting veterans need to go meet them where they’re at…online…rather than set up a storefront and have themRead more about Donate Social Media Information to Stop Veteran Suicide[…]

Avoiding Avoidance Leads to Success in Post-Military Life

Avoiding Avoidance Leads to Success in Post-Military Life

“Success doesn’t mean happy every day.” – Omar Andrews I don’t wanna, and I ain’t gonna. How often do we avoid unpleasant experiences so we don’t feel uncomfortable…but end up not resolving the issue, and turn pain into suffering? Avoidance is a natural reaction to unpleasant situations; we’ve been doing it since we were kidsRead more about Avoiding Avoidance Leads to Success in Post-Military Life[…]

HST085 Moral Injury with Dr. Shira Maguen

HST085 Moral Injury with Dr. Shira Maguen

Summary: Shira Maguen, Ph.D. is Mental Health Director of the OEF/OIF Integrated Care Clinic and Staff Psychologist on the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team (PCT) at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC), and Associate Professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine. She is also the San Francisco site lead for theRead more about HST085 Moral Injury with Dr. Shira Maguen[…]

HST084 Treatment Works for Vets.Org with Dr. Brad Karlin

HST084 Treatment Works for Vets.Org with Dr. Brad Karlin

Summary: Brad Karlin, PhD, is a vice president and chief of mental health and aging at EDC. He leads EDC’s work with public and private health care systems to promote the dissemination and delivery of evidence-based psychological treatments and to improve mental health and dementia care for older adults. Karlin has been instrumental in advancingRead more about HST084 Treatment Works for Vets.Org with Dr. Brad Karlin[…]

HST083 Building Mental Fitness with Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas

HST083 Building Mental Fitness with Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas

Summary: Kate Hendricks Thomas, PhD is a behavioral medicine researcher and Master Certified Health Education Specialist. She studies evidence-based mental fitness and peak performance and is the author of two books – Brave, Strong, True: The Modern Warrior’s Battle for Balance and Bulletproofing the Psyche. Her TEDx speeches provide a glimpse into Dr. Kate’s uniqueRead more about HST083 Building Mental Fitness with Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas[…]

HST082 Prolonged Exposure Research with Dr. Carmen McLean

HST082 Prolonged Exposure Research with Dr. Carmen McLean

Summary: Dr. Carmen McLean is a Clinical Psychologist with the Dissemination and Training Division of the National Center for PTSD and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Education: Exchange (Psychology) Lancaster University, 2001. B.A. (Psychology) University of British Columbia, 2002. M.A. (Psychology) University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 2005. Ph.D. (Psychology)Read more about HST082 Prolonged Exposure Research with Dr. Carmen McLean[…]