HST104 Eric Strom – Guard and Reserve Mental Health

Summary:

Lt. Eric Strom spent 5 years active duty in the US Marine Corps from 1999-2004. In 2009, he received his Masters in Social Work and then in 2010 began serving with the Minnesota Army National Guard as a behavioral health officer. Today, Eric works in private practice in Northern Minnesota, specializing in trauma with veterans.

In this Episode, you will learn:

  • Eric’s background and experience
  • Why mental health as a career
  • Mental health and first line leadership
  • Frequent deployments
  • Lived experience as a benefit to mental health professionals
  • Cultural competence

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Eric on Social Media:

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