Category: Mental Health

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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