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

STMSS30 – Rick Trimp – Gatekeeper Suicide Intervention Training

STMSS30 – Rick Trimp – Gatekeeper Suicide Intervention Training

About Today’s Guest:  Rick Trimp, MBA, is an experienced health and education executive. He leads LivingWorks with a vision of community-based health impact made possible through layered, integrated training programs combined with transformative technology. Prior to joining LivingWorks, Rick led the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)’s School of Health and Life Sciences as Dean.Read more about STMSS30 – Rick Trimp – Gatekeeper Suicide Intervention Training[…]

STMSS29 – Rear Adm(R) Tony Kurta – Policy Approach to Suicide Prevention

STMSS29 – Rear Adm(R) Tony Kurta – Policy Approach to Suicide Prevention

About Today’s Guest:  Mr. Tony Kurta performed the duties of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Mr. Tony Kurta assumed the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy on September 8, 2014. A member of the Senior Executive Service, he was responsible for recruiting, retention, compensation, travel, and theRead more about STMSS29 – Rear Adm(R) Tony Kurta – Policy Approach to Suicide Prevention[…]

STMSS28 – Tom Cruz – Suicide Attempt Survivor and Prevention Advocate

STMSS28 – Tom Cruz – Suicide Attempt Survivor and Prevention Advocate

  About Today’s Guest:  Tom Cruz is an Active Duty Master Sergeant in the United States Army with over 25 years of service.  He has deployed in support of Operation Joint Guardian, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Jordan.  He has lived experience with suicide prevention and awareness resulting from an attempt in 2010 to take hisRead more about STMSS28 – Tom Cruz – Suicide Attempt Survivor and Prevention Advocate[…]

STMSS27 – Mat Berghendahl – Stackup Overwatch Program

STMSS27 – Mat Berghendahl – Stackup Overwatch Program

  About Today’s Guest:  Mathew “Frag-o” Bergendahl, MS, NCC, LPC graduated from South Dakota State University with a Masters Degree in Counseling in the Agency Setting back in 2015. Prior, he earned his Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Blackhills State University. Mathew is a former Air Force Security Forces member enlisting from 1999-2005 andRead more about STMSS27 – Mat Berghendahl – Stackup Overwatch Program[…]

STMSS26 – Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen – PREVENTS Update

STMSS26 – Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen – PREVENTS Update

About Today’s Guest: Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D., named to TIME magazine’s 2012 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, is the president of Give an Hour. A licensed clinical psychologist who has been practicing in the Washington, D.C., area for over 20 years, she received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from theRead more about STMSS26 – Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen – PREVENTS Update[…]

STMSS25 – Sue Freeth – Combat Stress UK

STMSS25 – Sue Freeth – Combat Stress UK

Sue joined Combat Stress in 2016 as the first female Chief Executive in the charity’s 100-year history. Since her arrival, the charity has increased its profile and contributes actively to veterans’ mental health and particularly military trauma healthcare. Sue has set out a new strategic direction in the face of growing demand for military traumaRead more about STMSS25 – Sue Freeth – Combat Stress UK[…]

STMSS24 – CAPT Matt Kleiman – Suicide Prevention in the National Guard

STMSS24 – CAPT Matt Kleiman – Suicide Prevention in the National Guard

As the National Guard Bureau J-1 Warrior Resilience & Fitness Division Chief, Captain Matthew Kleiman, MSW, LCSW, BCD, synchronizes Air and Army National Guard well-being, resilience, and suicide prevention efforts across the 54 states, territories, and DC. He also serves as the Director of Psychological Health for the Chief of the National Guard Bureau. He wasRead more about STMSS24 – CAPT Matt Kleiman – Suicide Prevention in the National Guard[…]

STMSS23 – Dr. Tina Atherall – PsychArmor Institute

STMSS23 – Dr. Tina Atherall – PsychArmor Institute

Tina Atherall, DSW, LMSW, brings to PsychArmor her vast experience and leadership in the military non-profit community and academia. In 2006, she co-founded Hope For The Warriors, an organization dedicated to serving combat wounded servicemembers and their families. Scaling a grass-roots effort to a national platform, she worked extensively with various levels of military leadership,Read more about STMSS23 – Dr. Tina Atherall – PsychArmor Institute[…]

STMSS22 – Dr. Karin Orvis – Defense Suicide Prevention Office

STMSS22 – Dr. Karin Orvis – Defense Suicide Prevention Office

Dr. Karin A. Orvis, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. In this capacity, Dr. Orvis is responsible for policy, oversight, and advocacy of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) suicide prevention programs.Read more about STMSS22 – Dr. Karin Orvis – Defense Suicide Prevention Office[…]

STMSS21 – Betsey Mercado – Objective Zero

STMSS21 – Betsey Mercado – Objective Zero

Betsey Mercado became involved in Objective Zero after seeing the positive influence that intervention had on veterans in crisis. Betsey has committed herself to making a difference in the lives of Soldiers, veterans, and their families. Her experience working with military spouses and leading multiple Family Readiness Groups supporting active duty units gives her aRead more about STMSS21 – Betsey Mercado – Objective Zero[…]