In this episode, Duane sits down and talks to Veteran and Clinical Mental Health Counselor Marc Scroggins about his military experience and his path towards becoming a clinical mental health and substance abuse counselor.
Marc shares his personal journey regarding mental health, and his thoughts on how veterans should approach those challenges in post-military life that they may be experiencing.
IN THIS PARTICULAR EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:
- The inherent danger in the military
- Substance abuse and post-military life
- Substance abuse separate from PTSD and TBI
- Veteran coming to grips with their internal self
- Lack of awareness that leads to our altered state
- Altered substance abuse-induced state often leads to incarceration
- Habit, avoiding pain, and going through addiction rather than around it
- The difficulty of veterans looking at themselves as “less than” because of the “expertiseism” of the military
- The benefit of purpose on recovery
- Four categories to consider why a veteran is not willing or able to reach out for help with a mental health professional
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Heart of the Bull Film on Vimeo
Heart of the Bull on the Head Space and Timing Blog
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