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

HST094 Warriors Connect with Kacie Kelly and Glen Coppersmith

HST094 Warriors Connect with Kacie Kelly and Glen Coppersmith

Summary: Kacie Kelly oversees and manages policy, operational, and programmatic efforts on veteran health and well-being, including the Warrior Wellness Alliance.  She manages strategic efforts to promote the partnerships, collaboration, and alignment among organizations that are so crucial to fostering the health and well-being of post-9/11 Veterans. Prior to this role, Kacie served as theRead more about HST094 Warriors Connect with Kacie Kelly and Glen Coppersmith[…]

Donate Social Media Information to Stop Veteran Suicide

Donate Social Media Information to Stop Veteran Suicide

Several years ago, in a community meeting, I was advocating for a stronger online presence for veteran resources in general, and mental health and wellness resources in particular. My argument was that those of us who are supporting veterans need to go meet them where they’re at…online…rather than set up a storefront and have themRead more about Donate Social Media Information to Stop Veteran Suicide[…]

Call for Participants for Online PTSD Treatment Study

Call for Participants for Online PTSD Treatment Study

Dealing with challenges in mental health after military service can be like being stuck in a tunnel, not knowing where to turn or how to get out. For many veterans, there are a lot of barriers against seeking mental health treatment for challenges related to their military service. Some of those barriers include not wantingRead more about Call for Participants for Online PTSD Treatment Study[…]

Ambiguity and Lack of Feedback in Post-Military Life

Ambiguity and Lack of Feedback in Post-Military Life

One problem that many veterans face in their post-military life is how to manage ambiguity. I’ve experienced it myself, and seen many other veterans struggle with it. It’s not that we always need the black and white answer, just that we’re not used to no answer. “Give it to me straight” is the request. let me knowRead more about Ambiguity and Lack of Feedback in Post-Military Life[…]

The Veteran Suicide Epidemic Requires a Community Response

The Veteran Suicide Epidemic Requires a Community Response

This article was an original op-ed published in the Colorado Springs Gazette on June 20th, 2018. You can see the original article here.  According to a comprehensive analysis of veteran suicides, an average of 20 active duty military service members, non-activated Guard and Reserve service members, and veterans die by suicide every day. While many who haveRead more about The Veteran Suicide Epidemic Requires a Community Response[…]

HS&T Extra: Veteran Mental Health Minute on Amazon Alexa

HS&T Extra: Veteran Mental Health Minute on Amazon Alexa

Over 47 million households in the U.S. have installed a smart speaker in their homes. And it’s very likely that the smart speaker installed in the home is the Amazon Echo, the Alexa-voiced device that responds to your command. Jetsons, anyone? Yes, of course, there is the recent controversy over Alexa recording your conversation andRead more about HS&T Extra: Veteran Mental Health Minute on Amazon Alexa[…]