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

HST068 Combat Veteran Paradox with Dr. Carl Castro

HST068 Combat Veteran Paradox with Dr. Carl Castro

Summary: Carl Castro, PhD, joined the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work faculty in 2013 after serving 33 years in the Army, where he obtained the rank of colonel, as the research director for the USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families. Castro began his military career as an infantrymanRead more about HST068 Combat Veteran Paradox with Dr. Carl Castro[…]

The Combat Veteran Paradox: An Infographic

The Combat Veteran Paradox: An Infographic

In previous posts, I’ve talked about two different paradoxes that combat veterans experience. One that I’ve noticed, the violence of action paradox, discusses how veterans experience emotions that are protective in combat, but problematic while at home, and vice versa. Another is the paradox of the veteran story, in which veterans both want everyone toRead more about The Combat Veteran Paradox: An Infographic[…]

The Violence of Action Paradox: Emotional Contradiction of Veterans

The Violence of Action Paradox: Emotional Contradiction of Veterans

The violence of action paradox is this: those actions and emotions that protected us in combat are dangerous to us at home, and those actions and emotions that are supportive at home were dangerous in combat. A recent discussion on LinkedIn points out a significant truth that seems to be evident to many veterans: theRead more about The Violence of Action Paradox: Emotional Contradiction of Veterans[…]