Coping Strategies

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.

Starting Conversations About Mental Health

Guest: Sonja Wasden

Sonja Wasden discusses her near death experience after a suicide attempt, and how that caused her to become a mental health advocate. We discuss the importance of starting uncomfortable conversations about mental health and suicide.

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Alcoholism and How it Affects Those Around You

Guest: Andrew Culkin

Andrew Culkin discusses how he lost his wife of 25 years to alcoholism, how that experience affected his family, and how we can prevent that from happening in other families.

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Bomb Tech Mindset

Guest: Brian Muka

Brian Muka is a former Navy bomb tech, who discovered ways to shift his mindset from negative self talk to form more positive outcomes.

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Recovering From Trauma on the Police Force

Guest: Keith Harrison

Keith Harrison, a Canadian police officer, joins us to describe his process of recovering from the trauma he endured for years on the police force.

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How to Take a Break From Alcohol

Guest: Kirsten Chalmers

Kirsten Chalmers is a psychologist and the founder of Point Zero Cellars, where she works to raise awareness for those looking to take a break from alcohol.

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Prevention Over Prescription

Guest: Dr. Thomas Hemingway

Dr. Thomas Hemingway discusses how to prevent a lot of common medical issues through simple healthy practices.

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Healing Family Trauma

Guest: Dr. Kelly Bohnhoff

Dr. Bohnhoff joins us today to talk about healing family trauma. Often times in the military we experience traumatic events. That’s a part of the job, which I think most of us understand. However, when we don’t deal with those traumatic events properly, they can seep into our family lives affecting our spouses, children, and other family members.

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The Veterans Ranch

Guest: J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith is the vice president of The Veterans Ranch, which works to assist veterans and their families through equine therapy.

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