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

Moving Towards Stigma Reduction and Improving Treatment Seeking Behavior

Moving Towards Stigma Reduction and Improving Treatment Seeking Behavior

In any community, people speak in lowered voices about the place that people go when they’re in psychological distress. It’s derogatorily called the “loony bin” or the “nuthouse.” The conversation gets chill and people quickly change the subject when you hear of someone who went to the local psychiatric hospital. We don’t react that wayRead more about Moving Towards Stigma Reduction and Improving Treatment Seeking Behavior[…]

HST146 – Annette Whittenberger – Reducing Stigma

HST146 – Annette Whittenberger – Reducing Stigma

Full Episode Summary Episode About Today’s Guest: Annette M. Whittenberger, currently living in Fairfax, Virginia understands the challenge of veteran transition and development as she is a Retired Combat Veteran, an Army Spouse and mother to a college freshman and high school sophomore. She focuses on coaching others through PTSD, anxiety and depression and trauma.Read more about HST146 – Annette Whittenberger – Reducing Stigma[…]

Counseling Today Online Column: Cultural Competence and the Military Affiliated Population

Counseling Today Online Column: Cultural Competence and the Military Affiliated Population

            Here’s the third monthly column for Counseling Today, the official professional publication of the American Counseling Association. When people who haven’t served in the military are working with the military affiliated population, we need to understand how to develop an awareness of the unique cultural aspects of serving inRead more about Counseling Today Online Column: Cultural Competence and the Military Affiliated Population[…]

HST144 – Dr. Shauna Springer – Suicide Postvention

HST144 – Dr. Shauna Springer – 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 in attachmentRead more about HST144 – Dr. Shauna Springer – 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[…]