HST052 PsychArmor with Marjorie Morrison

Summary:

Marjorie Morrison, LMFT, LPCC, is the CEO of the PsychArmor Institute, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization she founded in 2014, which is committed to bridging the military-civilian divide by creating, promoting, and distributing free online courses covering a wide range of topics important to those who support the military community. She is the author of the book, The Inside Battle: Our Military Mental Health Crisis, and has written numerous editorials on the field of military mental health featured in TIME, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, and several others. As a licensed psychotherapist who also practiced on several military bases, Marjorie created PsychArmor armed with the firsthand knowledge of the challenges faced by the 90% of Americans who haven’t served, but live with, work with, and care for members of the military. Her passion for supporting caregivers, employers, educators, volunteers, health providers, and family members of those who serve or have served drives her work, and has influenced the development of PsychArmor from just an idea, to an organization with 35 fulltime staff members, and more than 165 courses covering eight separate topic areas. Marjorie’s vision for PsychArmor has led to numerous awards and recognition from organizations like the VA, DoD, SAMHSA, and others.

In This Particular Episode You Will Learn:

  • Marjorie’s background and experience
  • Developing mental health awareness in the Marine Corps
  • Marjorie’s thoughts on stigma against seeking mental health support
  • Teaching cultural competence to mental health providers
  • Psycharmor’s origins, goal, and purpose
  • Informing communities about military culture
  • PsychArmor’s Partnership program
  • Objective Zero App and the use of PsychArmor for Peer Support training
  • Developing awareness about veteran mental health
  • Networking with other nonprofits
  • Partnering with government and the Department of Veterans Affairs

Links Mentioned in This Episode:

PsychArmor Website

PsychHub for mental health professionals

15 Things Veterans Want You To Know

Marjorie on Twitter

PsychArmor on Twitter

PsychArmor on Facebook

Psycharmor on YouTube

PsychArmor on Instagram

 

 

 

 

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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.