Bridging the Gap between Veteran and Therapist

You’re not going to see ME going to see a shrink! 

There are so many different variations on this statement, I’ve heard dozens and I don’t think I’ve heard them all. The challenges around helping a veteran to understand the benefits of working with a mental health professional are significant. It’s a main goal of mine, both in my clinical practice and in the outreach efforts I engage in.

I’m starting another project that will help bridge the gap between the need of a veteran for mental health counseling and the understanding of the mental health professional about these needs. For that, I need your help! Could you take a few minutes to fill out this short survey about thoughts and attitudes towards veteran mental health? Your insight will be extremely helpful in getting the point across: seek help, if needed. Provide help, if possible.

Thank you!

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Duane K. L. France is a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a mental health counselor practicing in the state of Colorado. Do you want to join the conversation regarding veteran mental health? Share, like, and comment. Read Duane's previous posts and follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep the conversation about #veteranmentalhealth going.

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