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November 20, 2018

A Safe Space for Veterans to Share Their Stories –…

Men and women in the military are trained to protect themselves, their comrades and our country. In combat zones, service…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Veterans
November 9, 2018

The Positive Impact of Mental Health First Aid on the…

When I was a child, I lost my grandfather, a WWII veteran, to suicide and my dad, a Vietnam veteran,…

Guest Commentary, News, Veterans
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American flag with dog tags
November 6, 2018

Suicide Among Veterans and Why It Matters

Why do so many veterans die by suicide? Thomas Ricks is a contributing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, he reported…

News, Suicide, Veterans
veteran's family
veteran's family
October 31, 2018

You Can #BeTheDifference for Veterans in November Yes

It is estimated that there are 19.6 million veterans living in the U. S. While military service can increase resilience…

Be The Difference, News, Veterans
November 29, 2017

What Does “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Mean for Mental Health?

When I enlisted, it was not possible for openly transgender individuals to serve in the military. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”…

Guest Commentary, News, Veterans
November 20, 2017

Mental Health in Veteran and Rural Communities

Think that rural communities don’t face mental health challenges? Nothing could be further from the truth. Maybe it’s because we are small,…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Veterans
November 13, 2017

Bridging the Civilian-Military Divide: Veteran and Military Mental Health

The idea that military-connected individuals and civilians cannot understand one another, often referred to as the civilian-military divide, is one…

Guest Commentary, Healthcare, News, Veterans
November 6, 2017

Mental Health First Aid for Our Boots-on-the-Ground

I am a veteran. When I returned home to Amarillo, Texas after being deployed to Afghanistan with the Army’s 82nd…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Veterans
November 3, 2017

How To #BeTheDifference This November

November 11 is Veterans Day, so we’re focusing on veteran and military mental health for the entire month of November.…

Be The Difference, News, Veterans
May 24, 2017

A Tangible Helping Mechanism

Female veterans are two to five times more likely to commit suicide than civilian women. NPR host David Green spoke…

Be The Difference, Veterans
November 10, 2015

OP ED: Deadlier than War: Veterans Remain at Risk

Mental Health First Aid for Veterans is an eight-hour course that teaches about the unique challenges faced by members of…

News, Veterans
November 9, 2015

OP ED: What you should do for veterans

As a Mental Health First Aid for Veterans instructor, I have trained 900 First Aiders, including veterans, law enforcement, pastors,…

News, Veterans