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

Veteran Mental Health Bootcamp: Beyond PTSD and TBI

Veteran Mental Health Bootcamp: Beyond PTSD and TBI

How much do you really know about veteran mental health? Are you aware that it goes beyond just the common misconceptions that a majority of veterans struggle with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury? Over the past year, I’ve had many discussions with veterans, their family members, and those who serve veterans about thisRead more about Veteran Mental Health Bootcamp: Beyond PTSD and TBI[…]

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[…]

STMSS40 – David Bachmann – Peer Support in Suicide Prevention

STMSS40 – David Bachmann – Peer Support in Suicide Prevention

About Today’s Guests:  David Bachmann is a Marine Corps Infantry combat veteran. He served with E Co, 2nd Battalion 7th Marines  from 2001-2005.  After being discharged from the Marine Corps he began to ride and build motorcycles. He currently resides in Texas where he raises cattle and Quarter horses. David is active in an ongoing healingRead more about STMSS40 – David Bachmann – Peer Support in Suicide Prevention[…]

STMSS39 – Dr Jeff Smith and Dr Michael Doidge – Historical Aspects of Military and Veteran Suicide

STMSS39 – Dr Jeff Smith and Dr Michael Doidge – Historical Aspects of Military and Veteran Suicide

About Today’s Guests:  Dr. Jeff Smith: Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.  He has published historical analyses of military mental health, psychology, and suicide in academic journals and commentaries on his research in the New York Times, Time, and Washington Post; and hasRead more about STMSS39 – Dr Jeff Smith and Dr Michael Doidge – Historical Aspects of Military and Veteran Suicide[…]

STMSS38 – Congressman Scott Perry – Legislative and Policy Approach to Suicide Prevention

STMSS38 – Congressman Scott Perry – Legislative and Policy Approach to Suicide Prevention

About Today’s Guest:  Scott Perry was elected as the U.S. Representative of the 4th Congressional District (York, Adams and Cumberland Counties) in 2013. He earned re-election in 2018, and due to congressional redistricting, now serves the 10th Congressional District (Dauphin, Cumberland and York Counties). Congressman Perry presently serves on the House Committees on Transportation &Read more about STMSS38 – Congressman Scott Perry – Legislative and Policy Approach to Suicide Prevention[…]

STMSS37 – Dr Pete Gutierrez – Research on Community Based Suicide Prevention

STMSS37 – Dr Pete Gutierrez – Research on Community Based Suicide Prevention

About Today’s Guest:  Peter M. Gutierrez, Ph.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist at the VA VISN 19 Mental Illness Research Education Clinical Center (MIRECC). Dr. Gutierrez’s clinical training was in child and adolescent psychology, with an emphasis on serious psychopathology and suicide. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.Read more about STMSS37 – Dr Pete Gutierrez – Research on Community Based Suicide Prevention[…]

STMSS36 – Sgt Maj Bryan Battaglia – Suicide Prevention at the Senior Enlisted Leader Level

STMSS36 – Sgt Maj Bryan Battaglia – Suicide Prevention at the Senior Enlisted Leader Level

About Today’s Guest:  Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia is the former Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and was the senior non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Armed Forces.  In this role, he served as the principal military advisor to the Chairman and the Secretary of Defense on allRead more about STMSS36 – Sgt Maj Bryan Battaglia – Suicide Prevention at the Senior Enlisted Leader Level[…]