Carl is a health professional with unique understanding of mental health issues facing service members and veterans. His goal is to work at a higher level to expand the body of research, develop, and evaluate the effectiveness of population-level interventions addressing mental health issues, such as suicide and barriers to accessing care, for military-affiliated populations.
As the manager of Veteran and Military Family Services at the Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Carl works to strengthen the capacity of the Center and community to better meet the needs of veterans and military families. He engages veterans in several different roles, including: serving on the treatment team of the First Judicial Veterans Treatment Court, working with student veterans at Red Rocks Community College, and engaging the veterans and military families in our mountain communities through several initiatives. He is passionate about reducing the barriers and stigma facing our community surrounding mental health.
In This Particular Episode You Will Learn:
- Carl’s background and military experience
- Stigma against speaking to mental health providers
- Benefits of mental health counseling once a service member gives it a try
- Comparison between supportive peers versus resistant peers
- Gaps in getting mental health services
- Barriers to care
Links Mentioned in This Episode:
Carl’s Blogs at the Jefferson Center for Mental Health
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