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a veteran in a wheelchair hugging their children

Supporting Veterans and Service Members on Memorial Day

May 27, 2022
Throughout my Army career, I carried a piece of paper folded in the breast pocket of my uniform with a list of the names of the 35 soldiers killed in my brigade during my first deployment to Iraq. I carried...
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Derrick Sanders in front of a police vehicle

Mental Health First Aid is the Invisible Tool We All Need

May 25, 2022
Deputy sheriff. Army veteran. Crisis intervention specialist. Hostage negotiator. These titles paint a picture of the multitude of trainings I’ve taken and certifications I’ve earned throughout my career, but I am first and foremost a Mental Health First Aider.  I...
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