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

Supporting Service Members After a Loss: Four Thoughts

Supporting Service Members After a Loss: Four Thoughts

This was originally posted on the Military Spouse Advocacy Network blog, and I’m honored to be working with them! You can read the original post, and find more great information for those who support service members and veterans most, by going here.  Just as the body goes into shock after a physical trauma, so does the human psyche go into shockRead more about Supporting Service Members After a Loss: Four Thoughts[…]

Veterans Helping Veterans: 4 Pitfalls to Watch Out For

Veterans Helping Veterans: 4 Pitfalls to Watch Out For

What veteran, who still holds true to the values they learned in the service, doesn’t want to help their buddy out? It’s the whole concept of “battle buddy”, of the Warrior Ethos: Never leave a fallen comrade. It’s something that’s instilled in us when we were in Basic Training or Boot Camp, reinforced throughout ourRead more about Veterans Helping Veterans: 4 Pitfalls to Watch Out For[…]

A Resource for How to Respond to a Veteran Contemplating Suicide

A Resource for How to Respond to a Veteran Contemplating Suicide

Today’s resource is one that has been written for an external source. Before retiring from the Army, one of my roles in my unit was as a suicide prevention coordinator, and I went through the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) that helps leaders, first responders, community members, etc., to be able to respond toRead more about A Resource for How to Respond to a Veteran Contemplating Suicide[…]

One Soldier, an Addict & Inspiration

One Soldier, an Addict & Inspiration

This post is an original article written by Pete Howell.  Pete joined the Canadian Army Reserves when he was 17 years old and served over 6 years in the Canadian Forces. Today, he’s in Sales and Business Development within the manufacturing sectors specifically within Rotating and Mechanical Applications across Western Canada. The original post can be found here  and is republished by permission. ItRead more about One Soldier, an Addict & Inspiration[…]

Let’s Talk About Veterans for a Minute

Let’s Talk About Veterans for a Minute

As a clinical mental health counselor and combat veteran, I often work with my fellow service members around challenges that they experience after leaving the service. They haven’t had a lot of experience with military transition. They’re not immediately skilled at interviewing, resume writing, or selecting professional business attire. For 22 years, the only tie IRead more about Let’s Talk About Veterans for a Minute[…]