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

The Most Important Lesson about Time I Initially Ignored

The Most Important Lesson about Time I Initially Ignored

One of the unique experiences of military veterans is the exposure to different cultures and nationalities around the world. If a service member takes the time to understand the culture of the people they are interacting with, they can enjoy a wide range of deep and meaningful events in their lives. The challenging thing is forRead more about The Most Important Lesson about Time I Initially Ignored[…]

Perceived versus Actual Capacity for Enduring Hardship

Perceived versus Actual Capacity for Enduring Hardship

  The thing that amazes me about veterans is their ability to put up with some of the most challenging situations that any individual can face. You can put them in any environmental condition, expose them to extreme levels of psychological stress, and yet they’ll still keep moving forward. To many veterans, this is bothRead more about Perceived versus Actual Capacity for Enduring Hardship[…]

Helping Veterans Trapped by Their Own Experiences: Learned Helplessness and Veteran Mental Health

Helping Veterans Trapped by Their Own Experiences: Learned Helplessness and Veteran Mental Health

This post was originally posted as part of the American Counseling Association Blog Project. Original post can be located HERE As part of this series of articles that explores the psychological impact of a veteran’s military service that goes beyond PTSD and TBI, the concept of Learned Helplessness is a significant factor in veteran mental health. WhileRead more about Helping Veterans Trapped by Their Own Experiences: Learned Helplessness and Veteran Mental Health[…]

Moral Injury: The Impact of Combat on Veteran’s Individual Morality

Moral Injury: The Impact of Combat on Veteran’s Individual Morality

This post was originally posted as part of the American Counseling Association Blog Project. Original post can be located HERE In a previous post, I discussed how veterans experience more challenges than just PTSD and TBI, the primary conditions that most community members are aware of. In order to provide some deeper context, I’d like to expandRead more about Moral Injury: The Impact of Combat on Veteran’s Individual Morality[…]

For Veterans, Our Capacity for Stress is Greater Than We Know

For Veterans, Our Capacity for Stress is Greater Than We Know

The human capacity for stress is much greater than what we individually believe. Was there a time where you thought that you weren’t going to be able to accomplish something? You were at your limits, emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually? You’re still here, aren’t you? Life is challenging, and it’s even more challenging when we chooseRead more about For Veterans, Our Capacity for Stress is Greater Than We Know[…]