HST047: Why So Serious with Rhiannon Guzelian

Summary:

Rhi is a Personal branding pro, Online job search nerd, Happiest when creating, Identifies others’ strengths, Loves to hear, read, tell, and write compelling stories. She works from a belief in the inherent worth and unique value of each individual, and the knowledge that we’re better together.She has teamwork, planning, communication & problem-solving skills galvanized by USAF aircrew experience.

Rhi is on fire about social media outreach! Established and managed social media presence for Veterans Employment Team; devised strategy, created brand identity, and collaborated with community partners to open communication channels with 659 Veterans and Veteran supporters. Co-managed spin-off campaign page, reaching 975 Veterans, Veteran supporters, and employers, ultimately facilitating job matches and influencing the hiring of 261 Veterans in 100 days.

In This Particular Episode You Will Learn:

  • Rhi’s military background
  • Rhi’s experience regarding veteran mental health
  • The stigma that keeps veterans from showing what’s really going on behind our masks
  • The Why So Serious Blog Post
  • Integrating the funny stuff and the serious stuff from our military experinece
  • Finding and reliving humor from our service as often, or more often, than the serious stuff
  • Accesing Joy
  • Enjoying post-military life
  • Ernest Hemingway and the Post WWI Lost Generation
  • The need to normalize veteran mental health
  • Awareness of Triggers

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Rhi on Twitter

Rhi’s LinkedIn profile

Rhi’s Web site

 

 

 

 

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Duane K. L. France is a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a mental health counselor practicing in the state of Colorado. Do you want to join the conversation regarding veteran mental health? Share, like, and comment. Read Duane's previous posts and follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep the conversation about #veteranmentalhealth going.