Category: Mental Health

Frontline Freedom: Adventure Therapy – Podcast

I have the honor and privilege of being a volunteer Mental Health Resources liaison for a non-profit organization called: Frontline Freedom. It was founded by David Brown (Frontline Freedom – President) and Josh Eldridge (Frontline Freedom – Operations). They both have 10+ years of law enforcement experience with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Note: I

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Veteran Shares Story of Dealing with PTSD while Serving

I recently had the honor of participating in an interview (platform used: Zoom) with NBC4 WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio. The focus of the interview was about mental health and our veterans. Danny Eakins (Department of Veterans Services) shared his personal story about mental health, while serving in the United States Army (Active Duty) and the

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We Need to Break the Mental Illness Stigma

Mental illness and mental health (wellness) are topics I am very passionate about it. I have the privilege of working in this challenging field, with a specific focus of Suicide Prevention [veteran community] and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the multiple challenges it has introduced, I have dedicated myself

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Audit Your Thoughts

People audit the following things: companies organizations programs their personal finances But when is the last time they audited their own thoughts? Even though they get a passing score on the arbitrary external standards, doesn’t mean everything is good to go internally. Negative and depressing thoughts are not sustainable for long periods of time. If

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TBI – Why Veterans Should Take it Serious

Earlier today, I watched a Podcast interview of Joe Rogan interviewing former Navy Seal, Andy Stumpf, about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Suicide. As someone that works in the mental health field (Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation) and served in the military for 22 years, I really enjoyed this video. Note: I am not a medical

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Your Mental Health Matters

Please be very cognizant of your mental health during the current crisis in our country (and world). I recognize we all laugh about introvert, extrovert, and ambivert memes. However, it is important to remember we are a social species. Regardless of our physical and mental toughness, we need each other. Without question, Ohio has been

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