HST075 Give An Hour and Suicide Prevention with Robert Stewart

Summary:

Rob Stewart joined Give an Hour in March 2014 as the Project Coordinator in the Detroit, Mich., area for the Wins for Warriors initiative. Rob retired from the military in 2009 as a Master Sergeant after having spent almost 12 years in the U.S. Army as an Indirect-fire Infantryman and his last 8 years on active duty with the Michigan Army National Guard as a Recruiter and as the Operations and Training Sergeant for a field artillery battalion. He served and trained overseas numerous times and completed one tour of duty in Iraq in 2005. Rob is a 2009 graduate of Columbia Southern University with an MBA in Project Management and a 2006 graduate of Columbia Southern University with a BA in Human Resources Management. He comes to Give An Hour after having spent 3 ½ years with the Detroit VA Medical Center as a Human Resources Specialist. Prior to working at the VA, he was the Simulations Program Manager for the Michigan Army National Guard as a civilian contractor. He currently lives in Linden, Mich., but whenever he has the chance… he enjoys photography and traveling with his wife.

In This Particular Episode You Will Learn:

  • Rob’s background and experience
  • Beginning of Give An Hour and the Give An Hour mission
  • Reducing barriers to accessing mental health treatment
  • The Campaign to Change Direction
  • Connecting to other organizations

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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.

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