The Challenge of Getting Mental Health Help

Watching her eyes grow wide in terror stopped me mid sentence. Had what I said been really terrifying? I had just recommended she reach out to Cohen Veterans Network to get mental health help and utilize their free counseling services for post 9/11 veterans and their family. And even though I can’t put into words […]

Finding mental health healing through writing

Maggie has found mental health healing through writing. She came home from Iraq in 2004 and went to talk to someone about what she experienced. She couldn’t get the words out. But he told her to use her words through writing. And that advice has helped her not only to find the words, but also […]

Family Care Plan Challenges

Sometimes soldiers are forced to leave the military because of family care plan issues. This wouldn’t be a problem if this standard was enacted across the board the same for everyone. But instead sometimes special circumstances are allowed for some people but not for others. This is what Melissa experienced. On her fourth deployment in […]

Know your goals in the Navy

Darlene had to focus know her goals in the Navy to continue moving forward and have a successful career. She joined the Navy to fly jets. But by the time she graduated she shifted her focus and began a career in Personnel. She fell in love with leadership and it helped drive her career and […]

Sharing MST stories

Rachelle is sharing MST stories on her new podcast Silenced Voices. She joined the Air Force because of her mom. It was her service in the military that inspired Rachelle to join and serve. She served as a Public Affairs Officer in the Air Force. One of the things we discussed how the military worked […]

Financial wellness for military families from GoVA

This week on the podcast we are talking about financial wellness for military families with GoVA. GoVA is working to help military families have strong financial tools and resources to help them with the unique challenges military families and veterans face. Check out their platform The Edge. The Edge is free for veterans, military members […]

Follow your interests in the military

Often when you get career advice in the military it isn’t to follow your interests and passion. But Nancy’s career in the military is marked by her following what she found interesting and then if it didn’t fit trying something new. These choices led her to be a Flight Test Engineer and changed the course […]

Building a safe culture at work

Aleha is working to create a safe culture at work through her company Work Culture Works. She grew up an Army brat and swore she would never join the military. Then after high school graduation her mom said it was time to move out. And the military was the best option and led her to […]