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

Veteran Mental Health Bootcamp: Beyond PTSD and TBI

Veteran Mental Health Bootcamp: Beyond PTSD and TBI

How much do you really know about veteran mental health? Are you aware that it goes beyond just the common misconceptions that a majority of veterans struggle with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury? Over the past year, I’ve had many discussions with veterans, their family members, and those who serve veterans about thisRead more about Veteran Mental Health Bootcamp: Beyond PTSD and TBI[…]

HST144 – Dr. Shauna Springe – Suicide Postvention

HST144 – Dr. Shauna Springe – Suicide Postvention

Full Episode   Summary Episode About Today’s Guest: 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 inRead more about HST144 – Dr. Shauna Springe – Suicide Postvention[…]

HST143 – Dr. Nick Cicchino – Strength After Adversity

HST143 – Dr. Nick Cicchino – Strength After Adversity

Full Episode Summary Episode About Today’s Guest: Dr. Nick C. Cicchino is a two-time veteran, having served in both the US Air Force and the US Navy. He is the Chief Knowledge Facilitator (CKF) at Master Achievers Training and Consulting. Dr. Nick helps people reach their goals by developing and implementing training for veterans andRead more about HST143 – Dr. Nick Cicchino – Strength After Adversity[…]

Counseling Today Online Column: Characteristics of the Military Affiliated Population

Counseling Today Online Column: Characteristics of the Military Affiliated Population

            Here’s the second monthly column for Counseling Today, the official professional publication of the American Counseling Association. Many mental health providers think of service members, veterans, and military family members as one large group, but as today’s article describes, its much more complicated than that. Thank you, as always,Read more about Counseling Today Online Column: Characteristics of the Military Affiliated Population[…]

HST142 – Dr. Julie Kinn – Mental Health and Technology

HST142 – Dr. Julie Kinn – Mental Health and Technology

Full Episode Summary Episode About Today’s Guest: Dr. Julie Kinn is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience researching and implementing health technology for suicide prevention and other behavioral health promotion. At the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Defense Health Agency (DHA), Dr. Kinn oversees the development and implementation of healthRead more about HST142 – Dr. Julie Kinn – Mental Health and Technology[…]

Cognitive Flexibility: Balancing Hope, Optimism, and Realism

Cognitive Flexibility: Balancing Hope, Optimism, and Realism

I’ve had a couple of military friends share some all-to-common news recently; promotion selections in their respective branches have been announced, and it turns out that they were not selected for promotion. Beyond their own personal ambition, they are consistently told by those around them, “you should have been picked,” or “It’s okay that IRead more about Cognitive Flexibility: Balancing Hope, Optimism, and Realism[…]

HST140 – Dr. Daniel Libby – The Veterans Yoga Project

HST140 – Dr. Daniel Libby – The Veterans Yoga Project

Full Episode Summary Episode About Today’s Guest: Dan is a founder and Executive Director of Veterans Yoga Project.  He is a licensed clinical psychologist and yoga teacher specializing in the mindful integration of evidence-based psychotherapies and complementary and alternative medicine practices for the treatment of PTS(D) and other psychological and emotional distress in active-duty militaryRead more about HST140 – Dr. Daniel Libby – The Veterans Yoga Project[…]