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

National Suicide Prevention Week 2017

National Suicide Prevention Week 2017

It’s impossible to talk about Veteran Mental Health without addressing the elephant in the room: veteran suicide. The crisis surrounding veteran suicide is at epic proportions, and have been for quite a while. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, has made combating veteran suicide the top clinical priority of the organization. It’s a controversialRead more about National Suicide Prevention Week 2017[…]

Veteran Mental Health and the Balancing Power of “If”

Veteran Mental Health and the Balancing Power of “If”

When talking about veteran mental health, I often talk about the need for balancing different aspects of their lives. I’ve written about finding balance before, specifically looking at how to find equilibrium in your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Another aspect of the need for balance is to be able to have equal measuresRead more about Veteran Mental Health and the Balancing Power of “If”[…]

You Break It, You Buy It: A Nation’s Responsibility for Veteran Mental Health

You Break It, You Buy It: A Nation’s Responsibility for Veteran Mental Health

It was recently announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs is going to start providing emergency mental health support for veterans regardless of discharge. This is a huge step in the right direction for getting all veterans the support they need. This service is going to be provided will be time-limited, and require the veteranRead more about You Break It, You Buy It: A Nation’s Responsibility for Veteran Mental Health[…]

Building Veteran Mental Wellness Rather than Treating Mental Illness

Building Veteran Mental Wellness Rather than Treating Mental Illness

This article was originally featured on the online news outlet American Grit. You can see the original article here and find more articles written by and featuring veterans and those who support them. I don’t know about you, but I don’t enjoy being sick. It’s no fun. Headache, congestion, pain, no energy, can’t get anythingRead more about Building Veteran Mental Wellness Rather than Treating Mental Illness[…]

Six Thoughts on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Six Thoughts on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Shell Shock. Battle Fatigue. Call it what you want, it’s that combination of psychoglogical and behaivoral reactions to exposure to traumatic events that people see in combat veterans. There is a lot of discussion, whether at the water cooler, kitchen table, social media, wherever, about what it is. Who has it. What canRead more about Six Thoughts on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder[…]

In the Middle of Conflict? Try Being Radical.

In the Middle of Conflict? Try Being Radical.

When I talk about being “radical,” I don’t mean holding on to an extreme ideological viewpoint, nor do I mean being totally awesome from an Eighties standpoint. The concept of something “radical” that I’m talking about here is based on another definition of the word: relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching orRead more about In the Middle of Conflict? Try Being Radical.[…]