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[…]

STMSS 13 – Kim Ruocco – Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

STMSS 13 – Kim Ruocco – Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Kim Ruocco, MSW, the Vice President of Suicide Prevention and Postvention for TAPS, is an internationally known subject matter expert who uses her education, personal experience and information gathered from thousands of survivors to help others more fully understand suicide. Over the past decade, Ms. Ruocco has developed a best-practice, comprehensive, peer-based program that offersRead more about STMSS 13 – Kim Ruocco – Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors[…]

STMSS12 – Dr. Nick Polizzi – Real Warriors Campaign

STMSS12 – Dr. Nick Polizzi – Real Warriors Campaign

Dr. Polizzi is the government action officer for the Real Warriors Campaign and the inTransition program at the Psychological Health Center of Excellence. He is an experienced mental health care specialist with a demonstrated history of program leadership, management, and clinical supervision. Dr. Polizzi is z licensed clinical psychologist skilled in leading teams, tracking outcomes,Read more about STMSS12 – Dr. Nick Polizzi – Real Warriors Campaign[…]

STMSS11 – Mark Divine – The Unbeatable Mind

STMSS11 – Mark Divine – The Unbeatable Mind

About Today’s Guest: Mark Divine is a retired Navy SEAL Commander, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Founder / CEO of SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind, founder of multiple million-dollar businesses, lifetime Martial Artist, Ashtanga Yoga teacher, and host of the Unbeatable Mind podcast At twenty-six he graduated as Honor Man (#1-ranked trainee) of SEAL BUD/S class numberRead more about STMSS11 – Mark Divine – The Unbeatable Mind[…]

STMSS10 – Howard and Jean Somers – Suicide Prevention Advocacy

STMSS10 – Howard and Jean Somers – Suicide Prevention Advocacy

About Today’s Guest: Howard Somers, M.D., and Jean Somers, are the parents of CA Army National Guard SGT Daniel Somers.  Daniel took his life in June, 2013, after suffering for nearly a decade with Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and Gulf War Syndrome subsequent to serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Daniel’s condition was exacerbatedRead more about STMSS10 – Howard and Jean Somers – Suicide Prevention Advocacy[…]

STMSS09 – Dr. Rajeev Ramchand – Suicide Prevention Research

STMSS09 – Dr. Rajeev Ramchand – Suicide Prevention Research

About Today’s Guest: Rajeev Ramchand, PhD is the inaugural Craig Newmark Fellow at the Bob Woodruff Foundation. He comes to the Foundation after serving as Senior Vice President for Research at the Cohen Veterans Network where he established the organization’s research agenda and laid the foundation for conducting research within the network. Prior to CVN,Read more about STMSS09 – Dr. Rajeev Ramchand – Suicide Prevention Research[…]

STMSS08 – Kacie Kelly – Warrior Wellness Alliance

STMSS08 – Kacie Kelly – Warrior Wellness Alliance

About Today’s Guest: Kacie Kelly oversees and manages policy, operational, and programmatic efforts on veteran health and well-being for the George W. Bush Institute Military Service Initiative, which includes the Warrior Wellness Alliance.  She manages strategic efforts to promote the partnerships, collaboration, and alignment among organizations that are so crucial to fostering the health andRead more about STMSS08 – Kacie Kelly – Warrior Wellness Alliance[…]

STMSS07 – Kayla Williams – Center for a New American Security

STMSS07 – Kayla Williams – Center for a New American Security

About Today’s Guest: Kayla M. Williams is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at Center for a New American Security. She previously served as Director of the Center for Women Veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she was primary adviser to the Secretary on department policies, programs, andRead more about STMSS07 – Kayla Williams – Center for a New American Security[…]

STMSS06 – Joe Chenelly – AMVETS

STMSS06 – Joe Chenelly – AMVETS

About Today’s Guest: Joseph R. Chenelly was appointed national executive director of the nation’s fourth largest veterans service organization in May 2016. In this capacity, he administers the policies of AMVETS, supervises its national headquarters operations and provides direction, as needed, to state and local components. Joe previously served as AMVETS’ national communications director. JoeRead more about STMSS06 – Joe Chenelly – AMVETS[…]

STMSS05 – Dr. Eugene Lipov – Stellate Ganglion Block for PTSD

STMSS05 – Dr. Eugene Lipov – Stellate Ganglion Block for PTSD

About Today’s Guest: Dr. Eugene Lipov is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management and has been practicing in the field of pain medicine since 1990. He completed Northwestern Medical School in 1984, Anesthesia Residency at University of Illinois in 1989, and Advanced Pain Training in 1990. Dr. Lipov pioneered adaption of a sympathetic blockRead more about STMSS05 – Dr. Eugene Lipov – Stellate Ganglion Block for PTSD[…]

STMSS04 – Cicely Burrows-McElwain – VA/DoD Liaison, SAMHSA

STMSS04 – Cicely Burrows-McElwain – VA/DoD Liaison, SAMHSA

About Today’s Guest: Cicely Burrows-McElwain is the Senior Public Health Advisor, Military and Veteran Affairs Liaison, National Policy Liaison Branch, Division of Regional and National Policy/ Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation (OPPI), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Cicely currently works to advance veteran outcomes through government department collaboration to address the mentalRead more about STMSS04 – Cicely Burrows-McElwain – VA/DoD Liaison, SAMHSA[…]