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 New Year Goal for Everybody! You Get a Goal, and You Get a Goal…

A New Year Goal for Everybody! You Get a Goal, and You Get a Goal…

Have you given up on your New Year’s resolution yet? I’m not one to mock someone’s attempt at self improvement, but resolutions made for the new year that are abandoned by the end of January is almost a cliche. I tend to start new things when I start them throughout the year; if I startedRead more about A New Year Goal for Everybody! You Get a Goal, and You Get a Goal…[…]

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[…]

Combat: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

Combat: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

For veterans, their time in the service really was both the best and worst of times. Their time in combat, even more so. Dickens had it right; like many fundamental truths that seem to be around, this one resonates. In a previous post, I talked about what PTSD is: a diagnosable mental health condition thatRead more about Combat: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times[…]

The Mission Is the Welfare of the Soldier

The Mission Is the Welfare of the Soldier

The Army’s Creed of the Noncommissioned Officer contains these critical lines: “My two basic responsibilities will always be uppermost in my mind: the accomplishment of my mission and the welfare of my Soldiers.” Those two points of focus encapsulated everything that I was as a leader: the mission I was required to accomplish and theRead more about The Mission Is the Welfare of the Soldier[…]