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

One of the Most Important Questions about Veteran Mental Health is Who’s Paying the Bill?

One of the Most Important Questions about Veteran Mental Health is Who’s Paying the Bill?

There are several challenges regarding veteran mental health, and the combination of them can often make the task of accessing mental health services impossible for veterans. There is, of course, the stigma attached to seeking mental health services. There is also the need for counselors and therapists to be culturally competent, both because they needRead more about One of the Most Important Questions about Veteran Mental Health is Who’s Paying the Bill?[…]

Understanding Veterans: 10 Selections From a Veteran’s Bookshelf

Understanding Veterans: 10 Selections From a Veteran’s Bookshelf

I often talk to other mental health professionals and community members about how to understand veterans. One of the challenges that veterans experience in seeking mental health treatment is the thought that “they don’t understand.” There is the idea that one has to have experienced combat or been in the military before they can work with veterans.Read more about Understanding Veterans: 10 Selections From a Veteran’s Bookshelf[…]

Eight Things a Veteran Wants Their Mental Health Counselor to Know

Eight Things a Veteran Wants Their Mental Health Counselor to Know

As a professional counselor and military veteran, one of the most rewarding aspects of the work that I do is helping other veterans come to a point of awareness and understanding about their experiences in the military, and setting the stage for change if that’s what the veteran is willing to do. Working with anyRead more about Eight Things a Veteran Wants Their Mental Health Counselor to Know[…]

Military to Civilian Transition: How To Do Like a Combat Vet

Military to Civilian Transition: How To Do Like a Combat Vet

If you ever want to interact with veterans in any way, I highly recommend that you listen to Jay Knight’s podcast, Veteranology, for an unvarnished inside look into what it’s like for a young leader in the military to rejoin the civilian world. Most specifically, one of the best episodes to start with is Episode 5,Read more about Military to Civilian Transition: How To Do Like a Combat Vet[…]

The Mental Health Profession’s Image Problem with Veterans, and What to Do About It

The Mental Health Profession’s Image Problem with Veterans, and What to Do About It

I hear it all the time, both when I work with veterans individually and when I talk to veterans in the community. You’re not going to get ME in a therapist’s office. All they want to do is to bring up old stuff from the past. They’re just going to give me a bunch ofRead more about The Mental Health Profession’s Image Problem with Veterans, and What to Do About It[…]