Adam Schumann, 36, served with 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment in Iraq during 2007-2008. He was one of the soldiers profiled in journalist David Finkel’s 2013 book, Thank You For Your Service. Schumann inspired the main character in Dreamworks’ feature film adaptation of the same name.

In this Episode, you will learn:

  • Adam’s background and experience
  • Meeting David Finkel in Iraq and sharing Adam’s story
  • Response to the movie from other veterans
  • Getting mental health treatment for the first time
  • Pathway Home and Fred Gusman
  • Reasons for seeking mental health counseling
  • Adam as a Peer Support Specialist for the Pathway Home
  • Telling our stories to help others

Links Mentioned In This Episode:

Thank You For Your Service Article in Stars and Stripes

Adam Schumann on Instagram





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Duane France

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.