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

HST 007: Veteran Mental Health and Substance Abuse with Marc Scroggins

HST 007: Veteran Mental Health and Substance Abuse with Marc Scroggins

SUMMARY: In this episode, Duane sits down and talks to Veteran and Clinical Mental Health Counselor Marc Scroggins about his military experience and his path towards becoming a clinical mental health and substance abuse counselor. Marc shares his personal journey regarding mental health, and his thoughts on how veterans should approach those challenges in post-militaryRead more about HST 007: Veteran Mental Health and Substance Abuse with Marc Scroggins[…]

HST 006: 8 Things a Therapist Wants a Veteran to Know

HST 006: 8 Things a Therapist Wants a Veteran to Know

HST 006: 8 Things a Therapist Wants a Veteran to Know SUMMARY: In this episode, Duane talks about his experience both as a combat veteran and a clinical mental health counselor, and outlines eight things that he believes that mental health professionals want a veteran to know before working with them. This is the secondRead more about HST 006: 8 Things a Therapist Wants a Veteran to Know[…]

Veteran Mental Health and the Balancing Power of “If”

Veteran Mental Health and the Balancing Power of “If”

When talking about veteran mental health, I often talk about the need for balancing different aspects of their lives. I’ve written about finding balance before, specifically looking at how to find equilibrium in your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Another aspect of the need for balance is to be able to have equal measuresRead more about Veteran Mental Health and the Balancing Power of “If”[…]

HST 005: 8 Things a Veteran Wants Their Therapist to Know

HST 005: 8 Things a Veteran Wants Their Therapist to Know

SUMMARY: 8 Things a Veteran Wants Their Therapist to Know In this episode, Duane talks about his experience both as a combat veteran and a clinical mental health counselor, and outlines eight things that he believes that a veteran wants their mental health professional to know before working with them. As a professional counselor andRead more about HST 005: 8 Things a Veteran Wants Their Therapist to Know[…]

Starving at the Feast: A Parable of Military Transition

Starving at the Feast: A Parable of Military Transition

The traveler stepped through the gate, excited and anxious about the future. Both the possibilities and challenges seemed endless, and he was curious what support he could obtain to help him along his journey. He clutched in his hand his traveling papers, As he walked into the village clustered outside the gate of the garrison,Read more about Starving at the Feast: A Parable of Military Transition[…]

HST 004: Accessing Mental Health Services with Jeff Adamec

HST 004: Accessing Mental Health Services with Jeff Adamec

SUMMARY: Jeff Adamec is a Special Forces veteran and host of the Changing Hearts and Minds show on the Change Your POV Podcast Network. On this show, Duane and Jeff talk about the Jeff’s experiences in accessing clinical mental health counseling services both during and after his time in the Army. IN THIS PARTICULAR EPISODERead more about HST 004: Accessing Mental Health Services with Jeff Adamec[…]

Cognitive Impairment and the Neurological Basis for PTSD

Cognitive Impairment and the Neurological Basis for PTSD

  This post is an original article written by Dr. Blair Cano. Blair is a United States Navy veteran and licesned psychologist working in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She specializes in adult and pediatric neuropsychology and neurofeedback.  When confronted with a life-threatening event, the body reacts with a state of hyperarousal, designed to ‘protect’ humans againstRead more about Cognitive Impairment and the Neurological Basis for PTSD[…]