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

STMSS50 – Series Reflection with Duane and Shauna

STMSS50 – Series Reflection with Duane and Shauna

About Today’s Show:  Duane and Shauna reflect on the themes that emerged from the collective series, which include: Coordination and Collaboration, featuring MSG Tom Cruz Public Health Approach, featuring Dr. Matt Miller  Risk Factors/Warning Signs featuring USMC Veteran David Bachmann Reaching out to support, featuring MG(R) Mark Graham Reducing stigma, featuring Kim Ruocco Other themesRead more about STMSS50 – Series Reflection with Duane and Shauna[…]

STMSS49 – Chris Jachimiec – Listener Response to STMSS Series

STMSS49 – Chris Jachimiec – Listener Response to STMSS Series

About Today’s Guest:  Chris Jachimiec is a recently retired member of the United States Air Force.  Over the course of his 20 year career he served in multiple military leadership roles in Nevada, Germany and Korea and is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan.  He was named the Air Combat Command First Sergeant ofRead more about STMSS49 – Chris Jachimiec – Listener Response to STMSS Series[…]

STMSS48 – Dr. Bridget Matarazzo – Risk Identification and Clinical Consultation for Suicide Prevention

STMSS48 – Dr. Bridget Matarazzo – Risk Identification and Clinical Consultation for Suicide Prevention

About Today’s Guest:  Dr. Bridget Matarazzo is a Clinical Research Psychologist and the Director of Clinical Services at VA’s Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Denver VA Medical Center and obtainedRead more about STMSS48 – Dr. Bridget Matarazzo – Risk Identification and Clinical Consultation for Suicide Prevention[…]

STMSS47 – Michael Sugrue – Similarities Between Veteran and First Responder Suicide

STMSS47 – Michael Sugrue – Similarities Between Veteran and First Responder Suicide

About Today’s Guest:  Michael Sugrue began his law enforcement career in the United States Air Force as a Security Forces Officer in 1998. As a Security Forces Officer, Michael specialized in Law Enforcement, Global Force Protection, Anti-Terrorism, Nuclear Security, Foreign Air Field Assessments and Air Base Ground Defense. Michael served in a variety of assignmentsRead more about STMSS47 – Michael Sugrue – Similarities Between Veteran and First Responder Suicide[…]

STMSS46 – Dr Harold Kudler – Historical Perspective on Suicide Prevention

STMSS46 – Dr Harold Kudler – Historical Perspective on Suicide Prevention

  About Today’s Guest:  Dr. Kudler received his M.D. from Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, trained in Psychiatry at Yale and is Adjunct Associate Professor at Duke. He has received teaching awards from the Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychoanalytic Association. From 2002 to 2010, Dr.Read more about STMSS46 – Dr Harold Kudler – Historical Perspective on Suicide Prevention[…]

STMSS45 – Danica Thomas – Suicide Loss Survivor and Advocate

STMSS45 – Danica Thomas – Suicide Loss Survivor and Advocate

About Today’s Guest:  Danica Thomas is the widow of US Army SSG Allen Thomas. In March of 2010, her husband was severely injured in Afghanistan and brought to Walter Reed.  Danica was pregnant with their first daughter. She became a caregiver overnight and quickly learned they had a very long road to recovery. They wereRead more about STMSS45 – Danica Thomas – Suicide Loss Survivor and Advocate[…]

STMSS44 – Dr. Amy Taft – Suicide Prevention in Children of Military Families

STMSS44 – Dr. Amy Taft – Suicide Prevention in Children of Military Families

About Today’s Guest:  Amy Taft is the wife of retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Ward Taft.  Together they have 2 girls and live in Jacksonville, NC.  Amy is the founder of Third Star Foundation, an organization that provides ongoing support to children who live in a house with a veteran or service member that hasRead more about STMSS44 – Dr. Amy Taft – Suicide Prevention in Children of Military Families[…]

STMSS43 – Cpt Michael Kanaan – Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Suicide Prevention

STMSS43 – Cpt Michael Kanaan – Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Suicide Prevention

About Today’s Guest:  Michael Kanaan was the first chairperson of artificial intelligence for the U.S. Air Force, Headquarters Pentagon. In that role, he authored and guided the research, development, and implementation strategies for AI technology and machine learning activities across its global operations. He is currently the Director of Operations for Air Force / MITRead more about STMSS43 – Cpt Michael Kanaan – Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Suicide Prevention[…]

STMSS42 – COL(R) Rob Swanson – Life Worth Living After a Non-fatal Suicide Attempt

STMSS42 – COL(R) Rob Swanson – Life Worth Living After a Non-fatal Suicide Attempt

About Today’s Guest:  Colonel Robert “Rob” Swanson retired from active duty after serving nearly 35 years. Since retirement, he completed an Executive MBA from the Shidler School of Business and has been actively involved as keynote speaker, senior mentor and advisor for the award-winning Fight For Each Other suicide prevention program in Hawaii. Prior toRead more about STMSS42 – COL(R) Rob Swanson – Life Worth Living After a Non-fatal Suicide Attempt[…]

STMSS41 – Kim Donohue – Suicide Prevention at the State and Local Level

STMSS41 – Kim Donohue – Suicide Prevention at the State and Local Level

About Today’s Guests:  Kim Donohue has worked for the Nevada Department fo Veteran Services as the Suicide and Homelessness Prevention Program Manager and Organizational Integrator since January 2018. Kim has been actively participating in the SAMHSA Mayor’s Challenge Teams, which is a suicide prevention initiative that fights against suicide among service members, veterans, and theirRead more about STMSS41 – Kim Donohue – Suicide Prevention at the State and Local Level[…]