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

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[…]

STMSS20 – Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas – Resilience Development

STMSS20 – Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas – Resilience Development

Kate Hendricks Thomas, PhD is a behavioral medicine researcher and Master Certified Health Education Specialist. She studies evidence-based mental fitness and peak performance and is the author of several books. Kate is passionate about education and teaches for George Mason University’s Department of Global and Community Health. Her TEDx speeches provide a glimpse into Dr.Read more about STMSS20 – Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas – Resilience Development[…]

STMSS19 – MG(R) Mark Graham – Vets4Warriors

STMSS19 – MG(R) Mark Graham – Vets4Warriors

Major General (retired) Mark Graham is currently serving as the Senior Director, Rutgers UBHC National Call Center. Included in his duties is Director, Vets4Warriors and several other programs. MG Graham retired from the US Army on August 1, 2012 after almost thirty-five years of service. His final position was as the Director (G-3/5/7) U.S. ArmyRead more about STMSS19 – MG(R) Mark Graham – Vets4Warriors[…]