When service members leave the military and become veterans, they often times have difficulties. When they don’t know where to turn to identify the coping strategies that work best for them it can be a hopeless feeling. Some of these issues include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), homelessness, addiction, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and a variety of others.
These episodes of Drive On Podcast cover coping strategies for veterans. They aren’t your traditional “talk therapy” that many people think of.
If you, or someone you know, needs immediate assistance, please check out the resources for veterans page. There, we have a wide variety of options on an easy-to-navigate page.
Guest: Jennifer Boileau
Returning guest, Jennifer Boileau, joins us to talk about how iRest meditation can help relieve pain, improve sleep, and reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
Guest: Tom Spooner
Tom Spooner is an Army veteran who served nearly 21 years as a Green Beret and Delta Force Operator. Since retiring, he has successfully enabled thousands of warriors to acknowledge their struggles, seek treatment, and understand that they are not alone.
Guest: Jesse Simpson
Jesse Simpson is a Marine veteran turned entrepreneur. Jesse runs a company called Action-Oriented, which helps people rebuild their life after trauma or transition. His journey is one with the theme that it is never too late to transform your life.
Guest: Chris Whittemore
Chris Whittemore is a Marine veteran who has written the book Terror to Triumph. His book is a journey through the eyes of a Marine scout sniper in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2005. It continues through Fallujah, Iraq, in 2007, and finally finishes flying as a crew chief / door gunner through Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Guest: Brandon Roman
Brandon Roman is an Army veteran who works with Face it Together, which is an addiction resource center that works to help get people with addiction and their loved ones well again.
Guest: Victoria Volk
Victoria Volk is the author of the book The Guided Heart. She is also a grief recovery specialist, and host of the Grieving Voices podcast. In this episode we dive into the topic of grief and how you can recover from the grief you may be dealing with.
Guest: Melissa Anne
Melissa Anne is an Army veteran, military spouse, and tragically, a Gold Star Wife. She is also the author of the book Darkness Within, which discusses her journey after the loss of her husband.
Guest: Curtis Rutledge
Curtis Rutledge is an Army veteran and the creator of the non-profit Shift 6, whose mission is to bridge the auto industry with the veteran community by raising veteran awareness through the teaching of automotive and technical skills.