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

You Break It, You Buy It: A Nation’s Responsibility for Veteran Mental Health

You Break It, You Buy It: A Nation’s Responsibility for Veteran Mental Health

It was recently announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs is going to start providing emergency mental health support for veterans regardless of discharge. This is a huge step in the right direction for getting all veterans the support they need. This service is going to be provided will be time-limited, and require the veteranRead more about You Break It, You Buy It: A Nation’s Responsibility for Veteran Mental Health[…]

HST 001: Veteran Mental Health from a Combat Veteran Perspective

HST 001: Veteran Mental Health from a Combat Veteran Perspective

SUMMARY: This podcast is the FIRST of a new show on the Change Your POV Podcast Network: Head Space and Timing! This episode will be focused on Veteran Mental Health and Wellness, and your host, Duane France, talks about his journey from combat veteran to clinical mental health counselor and some his thoughts on VeteranRead more about HST 001: Veteran Mental Health from a Combat Veteran Perspective[…]

Building Veteran Mental Wellness Rather than Treating Mental Illness

Building Veteran Mental Wellness Rather than Treating Mental Illness

This article was originally featured on the online news outlet American Grit. You can see the original article here and find more articles written by and featuring veterans and those who support them. I don’t know about you, but I don’t enjoy being sick. It’s no fun. Headache, congestion, pain, no energy, can’t get anythingRead more about Building Veteran Mental Wellness Rather than Treating Mental Illness[…]

Six Thoughts on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Six Thoughts on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Shell Shock. Battle Fatigue. Call it what you want, it’s that combination of psychoglogical and behaivoral reactions to exposure to traumatic events that people see in combat veterans. There is a lot of discussion, whether at the water cooler, kitchen table, social media, wherever, about what it is. Who has it. What canRead more about Six Thoughts on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder[…]

Supporting Service Members After a Loss: Four Thoughts

Supporting Service Members After a Loss: Four Thoughts

This was originally posted on the Military Spouse Advocacy Network blog, and I’m honored to be working with them! You can read the original post, and find more great information for those who support service members and veterans most, by going here.  Just as the body goes into shock after a physical trauma, so does the human psyche go into shockRead more about Supporting Service Members After a Loss: Four Thoughts[…]