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

A Serious Look at a Serious Subject: Veteran Suicide

A Serious Look at a Serious Subject: Veteran Suicide

There is an epidemic of veteran suicide in our nation, and around the world. As has been identified by several different studies, the rate of veteran suicide compared to those who have never served in the military is significant. There are a lot of discussions about it, attempts to overcome it, and studies to understandRead more about A Serious Look at a Serious Subject: Veteran Suicide[…]

Emotional Detachment in Combat and Coming Home

Emotional Detachment in Combat and Coming Home

Call it survival, or becoming jaded or cynical. Many combat veterans experienced a point in their service when things that “should” bother them don’t. It’s hard to explain to someone who hasn’t experienced it, of course. In “normal” life, we don’t go up against situations that are horrific, horrible, or traumatic. Because they are soRead more about Emotional Detachment in Combat and Coming Home[…]

After the Military, Finding Your What Is As Important as Finding Your Why

After the Military, Finding Your What Is As Important as Finding Your Why

March, 1996. I was the lowest ranking guy in my platoon. My unit pushed south from our base in Hungary to Camp Angela, Bosnia. Being the lowest ranking guy in the platoon this didn’t always  mean that much, but this time, it meant I got the crap assignment. I was sent down early as aRead more about After the Military, Finding Your What Is As Important as Finding Your Why[…]

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[…]

The Difference Between Meaning and Purpose in Veteran Mental Health

The Difference Between Meaning and Purpose in Veteran Mental Health

Meaning and Purpose. Purpose and Meaning. It’s the Holy Grail of post-military life: searching for something that will satisfy the need for meaning and purpose that a service member had while they were in the service. It’s more than just something to do, it’s a desire to find something to be. I’ve written about the need for findingRead more about The Difference Between Meaning and Purpose in Veteran Mental Health[…]