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Head Space and Timing Podcast

Head Space and Timing Podcast

Author: Duane K. L. France, MA, MBA, LPC

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The psychological impact of military service is well known but less understood. Every Tuesday and Thursday, join combat veteran and clinical mental health counselor Duane France as he interviews mental health professionals, veterans, and those who support them about mental health and wellness. If you want to understand more about service member and veteran mental health, then this podcast is for you.
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SUMMARY:Author Matt Green shares his unique perspective as an embedded reporter with U.S. troops in Iraq, as well as his observations from working with returning British veterans. He has spent the past 14 years working as a correspondent for the Financial Times and Reuters and has reported from more than 30 countries, most recently Afghanistan and Pakistan, where he investigated subjects including the money men bankrolling the Taliban and the kingpins behind Pakistan's heroin trade.After studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University, Matthew began his career with Reuters, working in east and west Africa and in Iraq, where he was embedded with US Marines during the invasion in 2003.He later joined the Financial Times, working in Nigeria and then Pakistan and Afghanistan, where he spent time with US forces deployed to Helmand and Kandahar provinces in the Obama administration's troop surge.Matthew is now based in London and appears regularly as a commentator on the BBC News Channel and World Service radio, and writes for publications including Monocle magazine and the Literary Review. His first book was The Wizard of the Nile: The Hunt for Joseph Kony, which won a Jerwood Award from the Royal Society of Literature and was long-listed for the Orwell Prize.IN THIS PARTICULAR EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:Similarities between Coalition Forces veteran mental health and U.S. veteran mental healthThe gap between resources available and the ability to access those servicesStigma and the military mindsetPosttrauamtic Growth, and the danger of relying on the concept of posttrauamtic growth as a "positive" that comes out of trauma.Going beyond PTSD to the other mental health concernsThe benefit of Peer Support in recovery and stigma reductionThe impact of psychological injury on military familiesLINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Time for a radical rethink on how we approach veterans mental health services: Guest Editorial, Journal of Public Mental Health, Volume 16, No 1, 2017Aftershock: The Untold Story of Surviving Peace: Over the last decade, we have sent thousands of people to fight on our behalf. But what happens when these soldiers come back home, having lost their friends and killed their enemies, having seen and done things that have no place in civilian life? In Aftershock, Matthew Green tells the story of our veterans' journey from the frontline of combat to the reality of return.The Enemy Within: A radio documentary co-produced by Matthew Green on the impact of veteran mental health on a service member's family. Coming home from war can be messy, especially when the battle doesn't stay on the battlefield. This is the story of what it means to love and care for soldiers who have brought the war home with them. Rock To Recovery: Inspiring the fight against stress in British Armed Forces, Veterans and their Families.  Their mission: “To preserve lives of distressed servicemen, veterans and their families by connecting them to appropriate mental health professionals for emergency and routine help. To inspire and motivate sufferers to a better future through the power of creativity."Theater of War: Theater of War presents readings of Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes to military and civilian communities across the United States and Europe. These ancient plays timelessly and universally depict the visible and invisible wounds of war. By presenting these plays to military and civilian audiences, our hope is to de-stigmatize psychological injury, increase awareness of post-deployment psychological health issues, disseminate information regarding available resources, and foster greater family, community, and troop resilience.★ Support this podcast ★
About Today’s Guest:Maureen joined the Army in 2001. During her military career she served in Darmstadt, Germany and Monterey, California. She was promoted to corporal in June 2004 and sergeant in February 2005. Maureen was awarded the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.Maureen currently lives in Bowie, Maryland and serves as an ambassador for the Travis Manion Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping Veterans and their families. She received a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2017 and is the assistant director for the Veterans Health Council at Vietnam Veterans of America. Since 2017, Maureen also graduated from the Armed Services Arts Partnership program and has been named a High Ground Veterans Advocacy Fellow, the Fort Meade Spouse of the Year and a Veterans in Global Leadership Fellow.In this Episode, you will learn: Maureen's background and experience The 2019 VA/DOD Suicide Prevention Conference Sharing the research around SMVF Suicide Prevention Suicide Risk Prevention Workshops Workshop participants Community members First Responders Department of Transportation Barriers to treatment Creating a safe space for sharing painful experiences Maureen's personal experience with suicide The Interpersonal Theory of Suicide Effective legislative advocacy Links Mentioned in this Episode:Connect with Maureen on Social Media:LinkedInJoin the Head Space and Timing community on Flick Want to learn more about Service Members, Veterans, and Military Family Member Mental Health?Check out this webinar series.Do you want to help offset some of the costs of the Head Space and Timing Blog and Podcast? Want to show your appreciation and support? You can put some paper in the tip jar by going hereWant to keep up with the latest Head Space and Timing content?Click here to sign up to receive a weekly newsletter with all new content released that weekUsing an app makes subscribing and listening to podcasts (both ours and others) so much simpler. Just subscribe to Head Space and Timing within your app and it will automatically update every time a new episode is released. You can also find all of the podcast players here.Do you want to check out Duane’s latest book, Combat Vet Don’t Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military LifeWould you like to be a guest on Head Space and Timing? Follow This Link.★ Support this podcast ★
About Today’s Guest:Maureen joined the Army in 2001. During her military career she served in Darmstadt, Germany and Monterey, California. She was promoted to corporal in June 2004 and sergeant in February 2005. Maureen was awarded the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.Maureen currently lives in Bowie, Maryland and serves as an ambassador for the Travis Manion Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping Veterans and their families. She received a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2017 and is the assistant director for the Veterans Health Council at Vietnam Veterans of America. Since 2017, Maureen also graduated from the Armed Services Arts Partnership program and has been named a High Ground Veterans Advocacy Fellow, the Fort Meade Spouse of the Year and a Veterans in Global Leadership Fellow.In this Episode, you will learn: Maureen's background and experience The 2019 VA/DOD Suicide Prevention Conference Sharing the research around SMVF Suicide Prevention Suicide Risk Prevention Workshops Workshop participants Community members First Responders Department of Transportation Barriers to treatment Creating a safe space for sharing painful experiences Maureen's personal experience with suicide The Interpersonal Theory of Suicide Effective legislative advocacy Links Mentioned in this Episode:Connect with Maureen on Social Media:LinkedInJoin the Head Space and Timing community on Flick Want to learn more about Service Members, Veterans, and Military Family Member Mental Health?Check out this webinar series.Do you want to help offset some of the costs of the Head Space and Timing Blog and Podcast? Want to show your appreciation and support? You can put some paper in the tip jar by going hereWant to keep up with the latest Head Space and Timing content?Click here to sign up to receive a weekly newsletter with all new content released that weekUsing an app makes subscribing and listening to podcasts (both ours and others) so much simpler. Just subscribe to Head Space and Timing within your app and it will automatically update every time a new episode is released. You can also find all of the podcast players here.Do you want to check out Duane’s latest book, Combat Vet Don’t Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military LifeWould you like to be a guest on Head Space and Timing? Follow This Link.★ Support this podcast ★
About Today’s Guest:Bobby Herrera is the author of The Gift of Struggle, a book about leadership and the life-changing lessons we learn through our struggles. He is also the co-founder and president of Populus Group. With a passion for building strong culture and communities through trust and storytelling, his leadership style is about empowerment, connections, and ensuring everyone has the opportunity to succeed.Bobby grew up in a big family with parents who immigrated to America without much. While this is not an uncommon story, the leadership style and company culture that it inspired is. The belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed is at the core of Bobby’s philosophy in business and in life.Everyone has struggles and business leaders are no exception. Bobby’s passion is helping others understand how their individual struggles can help them connect with their communities and inspire other is what will ultimately transform their leadership style.Bobby is a proud Army veteran and currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and three children.In this Episode, you will learn: Bobby's book and background The Bus Story - an event that changed Bobby's life The most important part of leadership: recognizing the potential in others Overcoming the internal battle with ourselves Asking for help is building trust Participating in our own rescue by doing the smart thing Sharing what drives you Slowing down to figure out YOUR bus story Deliberately seeing the unseen people Trying the uncomfortability of kindness About The Gift of Struggle Helping just one person Links Mentioned in this Episode:Bobby's Website Bobby's Book:Connect with Bobby on Social Media:LinkedInJoin the Head Space and Timing community on Flick Want to learn more about Service Members, Veterans, and Military Family Member Mental Health?Check out this webinar series.Do you want to help offset some of the costs of the Head Space and Timing Blog and Podcast? Want to show your appreciation and support? You can put some paper in the tip jar by going hereWant to keep up with the latest Head Space and Timing content?Click here to sign up to receive a weekly newsletter with all new content released that weekUsing an app makes subscribing and listening to podcasts (both ours and others) so much simpler. Just subscribe to Head Space and Timing within your app and it will automatically update every time a new episode is released. You can also find all of the podcast players here.Do you want to check out Duane’s latest book, Combat Vet Don’t Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military Life★ Support this podcast ★
About Today’s Guest:Bobby Herrera is the author of The Gift of Struggle, a book about leadership and the life-changing lessons we learn through our struggles. He is also the co-founder and president of Populus Group. With a passion for building strong culture and communities through trust and storytelling, his leadership style is about empowerment, connections, and ensuring everyone has the opportunity to succeed.Bobby grew up in a big family with parents who immigrated to America without much. While this is not an uncommon story, the leadership style and company culture that it inspired is. The belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed is at the core of Bobby’s philosophy in business and in life.Everyone has struggles and business leaders are no exception. Bobby’s passion is helping others understand how their individual struggles can help them connect with their communities and inspire other is what will ultimately transform their leadership style.Bobby is a proud Army veteran and currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and three children.In this Episode, you will learn: Bobby's book and background The Bus Story - an event that changed Bobby's life The most important part of leadership: recognizing the potential in others Overcoming the internal battle with ourselves Asking for help is building trust Participating in our own rescue by doing the smart thing Sharing what drives you Slowing down to figure out YOUR bus story Deliberately seeing the unseen people Trying the uncomfortability of kindness About The Gift of Struggle Helping just one person Links Mentioned in this Episode:Bobby's Website Connect with Bobby on Social Media:LinkedInJoin the Head Space and Timing community on Flick Want to learn more about Service Members, Veterans, and Military Family Member Mental Health?Check out this webinar series.Do you want to help offset some of the costs of the Head Space and Timing Blog and Podcast? Want to show your appreciation and support? You can put some paper in the tip jar by going hereWant to keep up with the latest Head Space and Timing content?Click here to sign up to receive a weekly newsletter with all new content released that weekUsing an app makes subscribing and listening to podcasts (both ours and others) so much simpler. Just subscribe to Head Space and Timing within your app and it will automatically update every time a new episode is released. You can also find all of the podcast players here.Do you want to check out Duane’s latest book, Combat Vet Don’t Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military Life? Check it out!★ Support this podcast ★
About Today’s Guest:As Vice President of Community Partnerships at Cohen Veterans Network, Dr. Caitlin Thompson is responsible for establishing and maintaining critical national and local collaborations between CVN and public-private partners.She was most recently Executive Director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Suicide Prevention, leading VA’s integrated public health approach to suicide prevention. She was responsible for the Office’s vision and mission, including the development of VA suicide prevention policy initiatives, education for Veterans and health care providers about suicide awareness and prevention, and dissemination and implementation of assessment and treatment strategies across the Veterans Health Administration. A licensed clinical psychologist, Thompson directed VA’s epidemiological and clinical research in suicide prevention and is recognized internationally as an authority on Veteran suicide prevention. Prior to her work in the VA Suicide Prevention Office, she spent five years as the clinical care coordinator for the Veterans/Military Crisis Line.Thompson has a BA in music from Brown University and an MEd and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia.In this Episode, you will learn: Caitlin's background and experience The common experience of suicide Access to mental health for various types of service members and veterans Cultural competence for mental health providers Mental health resources for spouses and family members "Bad paper" as a barrier to care Links Mentioned in this Episode:Cohen Veterans Network Website Cohen Veterans Network on Social Media:FacebookTwitterInstagramJoin the Head Space and Timing community on Flick Want to learn more about Service Members, Veterans, and Military Family Member Mental Health?Check out this webinar series.Do you want to help offset some of the costs of the Head Space and Timing Blog and Podcast? Want to show your appreciation and support? You can put some paper in the tip jar by going here Want to keep up with the latest Head Space and Timing content?Click here to sign up to receive a weekly newsletter with all new content released that weekUsing an app makes subscribing and listening to podcasts (both ours and others) so much simpler. Just subscribe to Head Space and Timing within your app and it will automatically update every time a new episode is released. You can also find all of the podcast players here.Do you want to check out Duane’s latest book, Combat Vet Don’t Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military LifeWould you like to be a guest on Head Space and Timing? Follow This Link.★ Support this podcast ★
About Today’s Guest:As Vice President of Community Partnerships at Cohen Veterans Network, Dr. Caitlin Thompson is responsible for establishing and maintaining critical national and local collaborations between CVN and public-private partners.She was most recently Executive Director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Suicide Prevention, leading VA’s integrated public health approach to suicide prevention. She was responsible for the Office’s vision and mission, including the development of VA suicide prevention policy initiatives, education for Veterans and health care providers about suicide awareness and prevention, and dissemination and implementation of assessment and treatment strategies across the Veterans Health Administration. A licensed clinical psychologist, Thompson directed VA’s epidemiological and clinical research in suicide prevention and is recognized internationally as an authority on Veteran suicide prevention. Prior to her work in the VA Suicide Prevention Office, she spent five years as the clinical care coordinator for the Veterans/Military Crisis Line.Thompson has a BA in music from Brown University and an MEd and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia.In this Episode, you will learn: Caitlin's background and experience The common experience of suicide Access to mental health for various types of service members and veterans Cultural competence for mental health providers Mental health resources for spouses and family members "Bad paper" as a barrier to care Links Mentioned in this Episode:Cohen Veterans Network Website Cohen Veterans Network on Social Media:FacebookTwitterInstagramJoin the Head Space and Timing community on Flick Want to learn more about Service Members, Veterans, and Military Family Member Mental Health?Check out this webinar series.Do you want to help offset some of the costs of the Head Space and Timing Blog and Podcast? Want to show your appreciation and support? You can put some paper in the tip jar by going here Want to keep up with the latest Head Space and Timing content?Click here to sign up to receive a weekly newsletter with all new content released that weekUsing an app makes subscribing and listening to podcasts (both ours and others) so much simpler. Just subscribe to Head Space and Timing within your app and it will automatically update every time a new episode is released. You can also find all of the podcast players here.Do you want to check out Duane’s latest book, Combat Vet Don’t Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military LifeWould you like to be a guest on Head Space and Timing? Follow This Link.★ Support this podcast ★
About Today's Guest:Shawn is a 14-year veteran with the Kansas City, Missouri Police department. She is a Missouri Dole Caregiver Fellow alumna for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. Since May of 2013 Shawn has been a caregiver for her husband who is a 23-year Army veteran. She has a passion for supporting and advocating for military and veteran family caregivers. Shawn has earned her Bachelor degree in Social Psychology and is in her last year of her Master’s degree in social work. She was awarded the Field Education Student of the Year for 2018-19 with Park University.Shawn is the President of the Phi Alpha Rho Epsilon Honor Society at Park University. She is a certified Peer Mentor and Facilitator with the Red Cross Military and Veteran Caregiver Network. She is also a Peer Mentor with the VA Caregiver Program. She was chosen as a Caregiver Visionary winner for Caregiving.com and will be presented the award at the 2019 National Convention in Chicago. Shawn openly shares her caregiver story throughout the United States in hopes that all family caregivers will be recognized for the work they do to take care of our wounded veterans. Shawn has four daughters, two step-sons, and 4 grandchildren. She enjoys reading and traveling.In this Episode, you will learn: Shawn's background and experience Caregivers On The Homefront Shawn's experience with her veteran husband's suicide attempt Paying attention to the feeling that something is wrong Building a support network for times of crisis Need to educate family members Safety planning for all members of the family Post-attempt support Equipping caregivers with resources Question, Persuade, Respond gatekeeper prevention training Strength through adversity Links Mentioned in this Episode:Caregivers On The Homefront Website Caregivers On The Homefront on Social Media:FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInJoin the Head Space and Timing community on Flick Want to learn more about Service Members, Veterans, and Military Family Member Mental Health?Check out this webinar series.Do you want to help offset some of the costs of the Head Space and Timing Blog and Podcast? Want to show your appreciation and support? You can put some paper in the tip jar by going here or clicking the button belowWant to keep up with the latest Head Space and Timing content?Click here to sign up to receive a weekly newsletter with all new content released that weekUsing an app makes subscribing and listening to podcasts (both ours and others) so much simpler. Just subscribe to Head Space and Timing within your app and it will automatically update every time a new episode is released. You can also find all of the podcast players here.Do you want to check out Duane’s latest book, Combat Vet Don’t Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military LifeWould you like to be a guest on Head Space and Timing? Follow This Link.★ Support this podcast ★
About Today's Guest:Shawn is a 14-year veteran with the Kansas City, Missouri Police department. She is a Missouri Dole Caregiver Fellow alumna for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. Since May of 2013 Shawn has been a caregiver for her husband who is a 23-year Army veteran. She has a passion for supporting and advocating for military and veteran family caregivers. Shawn has earned her Bachelor degree in Social Psychology and is in her last year of her Master’s degree in social work. She was awarded the Field Education Student of the Year for 2018-19 with Park University.Shawn is the President of the Phi Alpha Rho Epsilon Honor Society at Park University. She is a certified Peer Mentor and Facilitator with the Red Cross Military and Veteran Caregiver Network. She is also a Peer Mentor with the VA Caregiver Program. She was chosen as a Caregiver Visionary winner for Caregiving.com and will be presented the award at the 2019 National Convention in Chicago. Shawn openly shares her caregiver story throughout the United States in hopes that all family caregivers will be recognized for the work they do to take care of our wounded veterans. Shawn has four daughters, two step-sons, and 4 grandchildren. She enjoys reading and traveling.In this Episode, you will learn: Shawn's background and experience Caregivers On The Homefront Shawn's experience with her veteran husband's suicide attempt Paying attention to the feeling that something is wrong Building a support network for times of crisis Need to educate family members Safety planning for all members of the family Post-attempt support Equipping caregivers with resources Question, Persuade, Respond gatekeeper prevention training Strength through adversity Links Mentioned in this Episode:Caregivers On The Homefront Website Caregivers On The Homefront on Social Media:FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInJoin the Head Space and Timing community on Flick Want to learn more about Service Members, Veterans, and Military Family Member Mental Health?Check out this webinar series.Do you want to help offset some of the costs of the Head Space and Timing Blog and Podcast? Want to show your appreciation and support? You can put some paper in the tip jar by going here or clicking the button belowWant to keep up with the latest Head Space and Timing content?Click here to sign up to receive a weekly newsletter with all new content released that weekUsing an app makes subscribing and listening to podcasts (both ours and others) so much simpler. Just subscribe to Head Space and Timing within your app and it will automatically update every time a new episode is released. You can also find all of the podcast players here.Do you want to check out Duane’s latest book, Combat Vet Don’t Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military LifeWould you like to be a guest on Head Space and Timing? Follow This Link.★ Support this podcast ★
About Today's Guest:Annette M. Whittenberger, currently living in Fairfax, Virginia understands the challenge of veteran transition and development as she is a Retired Combat Veteran, an Army Spouse and mother to a college freshman and high school sophomore. She focuses on coaching others through PTSD, anxiety and depression and trauma.She is a mentor with Veterati, eMentor and for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).She is also a blogger on Medium.com.Annette has a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Environmental Management.In this Episode, you will learn: Annette's background and experience Being open and honest about mental health challenges Talking openly because others are listening  Setting the example for everyone Life as a dual military spouse Links Mentioned in this Episode:Annette's BlogArticle on Military Families.comAnnette on Social Media:FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInJoin the Head Space and Timing community on FlickWant to learn more about Service Members, Veterans, and Military Family Member Mental Health?Check out this webinar series.Do you want to help offset some of the costs of the Head Space and Timing Blog and Podcast? Want to show your appreciation and support? You can put some paper in the tip jar by going here or clicking the button belowWant to keep up with the latest Head Space and Timing content?Click here to sign up to receive a weekly newsletter with all new content released that weekUsing an app makes subscribing and listening to podcasts (both ours and others) so much simpler. Just subscribe to Head Space and Timing within your app and it will automatically update every time a new episode is released. You can also find all of the podcast players here.Do you want to check out Duane’s latest book, Combat Vet Don’t Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military LifeWould you like to be a guest on Head Space and Timing? Follow This Link.★ Support this podcast ★
About Today's Guest:Annette M. Whittenberger, currently living in Fairfax, Virginia understands the challenge of veteran transition and development as she is a Retired Combat Veteran, an Army Spouse and mother to a college freshman and high school sophomore. She focuses on coaching others through PTSD, anxiety and depression and trauma.She is a mentor with Veterati, eMentor and for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).She is also a blogger on Medium.com.Annette has a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Environmental Management.In this Episode, you will learn: Annette's background and experience Being open and honest about mental health challenges Talking openly because others are listening  Setting the example for everyone Life as a dual military spouse Links Mentioned in this Episode:Annette's BlogArticle on Military Families.comAnnette on Social Media:FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInJoin the Head Space and Timing community on FlickWant to learn more about Service Members, Veterans, and Military Family Member Mental Health?Check out this webinar series.Do you want to help offset some of the costs of the Head Space and Timing Blog and Podcast? Want to show your appreciation and support? You can put some paper in the tip jar by going here or clicking the button belowWant to keep up with the latest Head Space and Timing content?Click here to sign up to receive a weekly newsletter with all new content released that weekUsing an app makes subscribing and listening to podcasts (both ours and others) so much simpler. Just subscribe to Head Space and Timing within your app and it will automatically update every time a new episode is released. You can also find all of the podcast players here.Do you want to check out Duane’s latest book, Combat Vet Don’t Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military LifeWould you like to be a guest on Head Space and Timing? Follow This Link.★ Support this podcast ★
About Today's Guest:Aaron Hale was an EOD expert in the military for 6 years. Then, an unseen IED exploded in his face and changed his life forever. The accident stole his sight and just a short while later, his hearing. Yet with all this adversity, Aaron managed to pursue his passions and embrace a happy life. This is his story and the birth of EOD Fudge.In this Episode, you will learn: Aaron's background and experience from Navy Cook to Army EOD The IED Blast that changed Aaron's life Growing after adversity Increasing wellness instead of managing illness Spinal meningitis leading to hearing loss Turning familiar hobbies into therapeutic tools Optimism in the face of adversity Setting the example for others Links Mentioned in this Episode:Extra Ordinary Delights Web siteEOD Fudge on Social Media:FacebookTwitterInstagramJoin the Head Space and Timing community on Flick Want to learn more about Service Members, Veterans, and Military Family Member Mental Health?Check out this webinar series.Do you want to help offset some of the costs of the Head Space and Timing Blog and Podcast? Want to show your appreciation and support? You can put some paper in the tip jar by going here or clicking the button belowWant to keep up with the latest Head Space and Timing content?Click here to sign up to receive a weekly newsletter with all new content released that weekUsing an app makes subscribing and listening to podcasts (both ours and others) so much simpler. Just subscribe to Head Space and Timing within your app and it will automatically update every time a new episode is released. You can also find all of the podcast players here.Do you want to check out Duane’s latest book, Combat Vet Don’t Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military LifeWould you like to be a guest on Head Space and Timing? Follow This Link.★ Support this podcast ★
About Today's Guest:Aaron Hale was an EOD expert in the military for 6 years. Then, an unseen IED exploded in his face and changed his life forever. The accident stole his sight and just a short while later, his hearing. Yet with all this adversity, Aaron managed to pursue his passions and embrace a happy life. This is his story and the birth of EOD Fudge.In this Episode, you will learn: Aaron's background and experience from Navy Cook to Army EOD The IED Blast that changed Aaron's life Growing after adversity Increasing wellness instead of managing illness Spinal meningitis leading to hearing loss Turning familiar hobbies into therapeutic tools Optimism in the face of adversity Setting the example for others Links Mentioned in this Episode:Extra Ordinary Delights Web siteEOD Fudge on Social Media:FacebookTwitterInstagramJoin the Head Space and Timing community on Flick Want to learn more about Service Members, Veterans, and Military Family Member Mental Health?Check out this webinar series.Do you want to help offset some of the costs of the Head Space and Timing Blog and Podcast? Want to show your appreciation and support? You can put some paper in the tip jar by going here or clicking the button belowWant to keep up with the latest Head Space and Timing content?Click here to sign up to receive a weekly newsletter with all new content released that weekUsing an app makes subscribing and listening to podcasts (both ours and others) so much simpler. Just subscribe to Head Space and Timing within your app and it will automatically update every time a new episode is released. You can also find all of the podcast players here.Do you want to check out Duane’s latest book, Combat Vet Don’t Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military LifeWould you like to be a guest on Head Space and Timing? Follow This Link.★ Support this podcast ★
About Today's Guest:Shauna Springer, Ph.D., is the TAPS Suicide Prevention & PostventionSenior Director. Known to many veterans as “doc Springer,” she has helped hundreds of warriors reconnect with their tribe, strengthen their most important relationships, and build lives that are driven by their deepest values. She has particular expertise in attachment processes, trauma recovery, innovative suicide prevention approaches, relationship counseling, peer support program development, and Veteran’s issues, including post-discharge adjustment and strategies for engaging Veterans in behavioral health care. Dr. Springer is a licensed Psychologist with an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a Doctoral degree from the University of Florida.TAPS Suicide Prevention & Postevention draws from a unique combination of professional expertise and survivors’ “lived experience” to shine new light on the critical questions that have challenged military leaders and veteran organizations for decades. TAPS Red Team provides training and consultation to clinicians, military leadership, policy makers, veteran employers, and groups of veterans and their families.In this Episode, you will learn: Shauna's background and experience The largest number of referrals to TAPS are survivors of suicide loss Difference between postvention and prevention The appropriate timing of prevention training and postvention support Loss survivors becoming advocates for suicide prevention Postvention webinars TAPS suicide postvention model Stabilization Grief work Posttraumatic Growth Using a flexible approach to responding to suicide loss Response to suicide is inherently psychological TAPS Postvention training support Links Mentioned in this Episode:Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors WebsiteTAPS Suicide Postvention ProgramPsychArmor Suicide Intervention, Prevention, and Postvention courses TAPS on Social Media:FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeJoin the Head Space and Timing community on Facebook Want to learn more about Service Members, Veterans, and Military Family Member Mental Health?Check out this webinar series.Do you want to help offset some of the costs of the Head Space and Timing Blog and Podcast? Want to show your appreciation and support? You can put some paper in the tip jar by going hereor clicking the button belowWant to keep up with the latest Head Space and Timing content?Click here to sign up to receive a weekly newsletter with all new content released that weekUsing an app makes subscribing and listening to podcasts (both ours and others) so much simpler. Just subscribe to Head Space and Timing within your app and it will automatically update every time a new episode is released. You can also find all of the podcast players here.Do you want to check out Duane’s latest book, Combat Vet Don’t Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military LifeWould you like to be a guest on Head Space and Timing? Follow This Link.★ Support this podcast ★
About Today's Guest:Shauna Springer, Ph.D., is the TAPS Suicide Prevention & PostventionSenior Director. Known to many veterans as “doc Springer,” she has helped hundreds of warriors reconnect with their tribe, strengthen their most important relationships, and build lives that are driven by their deepest values. She has particular expertise in attachment processes, trauma recovery, innovative suicide prevention approaches, relationship counseling, peer support program development, and Veteran’s issues, including post-discharge adjustment and strategies for engaging Veterans in behavioral health care. Dr. Springer is a licensed Psychologist with an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a Doctoral degree from the University of Florida.TAPS Suicide Prevention & Postevention draws from a unique combination of professional expertise and survivors’ “lived experience” to shine new light on the critical questions that have challenged military leaders and veteran organizations for decades. TAPS Red Team provides training and consultation to clinicians, military leadership, policy makers, veteran employers, and groups of veterans and their families.In this Episode, you will learn: Shauna's background and experience The largest number of referrals to TAPS are survivors of suicide loss Difference between postvention and prevention The appropriate timing of prevention training and postvention support Loss survivors becoming advocates for suicide prevention Postvention webinars TAPS suicide postvention model Stabilization Grief work Posttraumatic Growth Using a flexible approach to responding to suicide loss Response to suicide is inherently psychological TAPS Postvention training support Links Mentioned in this Episode:Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors WebsiteTAPS Suicide Postvention ProgramPsychArmor Suicide Intervention, Prevention, and Postvention courses TAPS on Social Media:FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeJoin the Head Space and Timing community on Facebook Want to learn more about Service Members, Veterans, and Military Family Member Mental Health?Check out this webinar series.Do you want to help offset some of the costs of the Head Space and Timing Blog and Podcast? Want to show your appreciation and support? You can put some paper in the tip jar by going hereor clicking the button belowWant to keep up with the latest Head Space and Timing content?Click here to sign up to receive a weekly newsletter with all new content released that weekUsing an app makes subscribing and listening to podcasts (both ours and others) so much simpler. Just subscribe to Head Space and Timing within your app and it will automatically update every time a new episode is released. You can also find all of the podcast players here.Do you want to check out Duane’s latest book, Combat Vet Don’t Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military LifeWould you like to be a guest on Head Space and Timing? Follow This Link.★ Support this podcast ★
On episode 143 of the Head Space and Timing Podcast, Duane has a conversation with a fellow veteran, Dr. Nick C. Cicchino. Dr. Nick is a two-time veteran having served in both the US Air Force and the US Navy. Nick is the Chief Knowledge Facilitator (CKF) at Master Achievers Training and Consulting. He has an amazing story of adversity, hardship, and catastrophe; he is an example of how to emerge from hardship stronger and more resilient than ever.
A bonus episode of the Head Space and Timing podcast commemorating the events of 9/11/01. In this show, we share an episode of the Changing Hearts and Minds podcast where Duane and the CHM Host, Green Beret Jeff Adamec, talk about one of the many heroes of that day
On episode 143 of the Head Space and Timing Podcast, Duane has a conversation with a fellow veteran, Dr. Nick C. Cicchino. Dr. Nick is a two-time veteran having served in both the US Air Force and the US Navy. Nick is the Chief Knowledge Facilitator (CKF) at Master Achievers Training and Consulting. He has an amazing story of adversity, hardship, and catastrophe; he is an example of how to emerge from hardship stronger and more resilient than ever.
About Today's Guest:Dr. Julie Kinn is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience researching and implementing health technology for suicide prevention and other behavioral health promotion. At the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Defense Health Agency (DHA), Dr. Kinn oversees the development and implementation of health technology for the military and veteran communities. She also initiated the Military Health Podcast program and produces/hosts three DOD podcasts: “A Better Night’s Sleep”, “The Military Meditation Coach”, and “Next Generation Behavioral Health”In this Episode, you will learn: Dr. Kinn's background and experience DHA Connected Health Adapting technology use to benefit wellness Adapting to using technology for mental health treatment support Using technology to familiarize users with treatment Clinicians using technology to support therapy the same way they recommend books and other resources DHA Connected Health Podcasts Podcasts as resources to spread information and increase awareness The DHA Technology Education Program Links Mentioned in this Episode:DHA Connected Health WebsiteApps and Resources for Clinical IntegrationDHA Military Mental Health PodcastsConnected Health on Social MediaFacebookTwitterYouTubeLinkedInWant to learn more about Service Members, Veterans, and Military Family Member Mental Health?Check out this webinar series.Do you want to help offset some of the costs of the Head Space and Timing Blog and Podcast? Want to show your appreciation and support? You can put some paper in the tip jar by going hereor clicking the button belowWant to keep up with the latest Head Space and Timing content?Click here to sign up to receive a weekly newsletter with all new content released that weekUsing an app makes subscribing and listening to podcasts (both ours and others) so much simpler. Just subscribe to Head Space and Timing within your app and it will automatically update every time a new episode is released. You can also find all of the podcast players here.Do you want to check out Duane’s latest book, Combat Vet Don’t Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military LifeWould you like to be a guest on Head Space and Timing? Follow This Link.★ Support this podcast ★
About Today's Guest:Dr. Julie Kinn is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience researching and implementing health technology for suicide prevention and other behavioral health promotion. At the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Defense Health Agency (DHA), Dr. Kinn oversees the development and implementation of health technology for the military and veteran communities. She also initiated the Military Health Podcast program and produces/hosts three DOD podcasts: “A Better Night’s Sleep”, “The Military Meditation Coach”, and “Next Generation Behavioral Health”In this Episode, you will learn: Dr. Kinn's background and experience DHA Connected Health Adapting technology use to benefit wellness Adapting to using technology for mental health treatment support Using technology to familiarize users with treatment Clinicians using technology to support therapy the same way they recommend books and other resources DHA Connected Health Podcasts Podcasts as resources to spread information and increase awareness The DHA Technology Education Program Links Mentioned in this Episode:DHA Connected Health WebsiteApps and Resources for Clinical IntegrationDHA Military Mental Health PodcastsConnected Health on Social MediaFacebookTwitterYouTubeLinkedInWant to learn more about Service Members, Veterans, and Military Family Member Mental Health?Check out this webinar series.Do you want to help offset some of the costs of the Head Space and Timing Blog and Podcast? Want to show your appreciation and support? You can put some paper in the tip jar by going hereor clicking the button belowWant to keep up with the latest Head Space and Timing content?Click here to sign up to receive a weekly newsletter with all new content released that weekUsing an app makes subscribing and listening to podcasts (both ours and others) so much simpler. Just subscribe to Head Space and Timing within your app and it will automatically update every time a new episode is released. You can also find all of the podcast players here.Do you want to check out Duane’s latest book, Combat Vet Don’t Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military LifeWould you like to be a guest on Head Space and Timing? Follow This Link.★ Support this podcast ★
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