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: Wayne Altman
In this powerful episode, we speak with Wayne Altman, an Army veteran who founded Melody Clouds to help people suffering from tinnitus and other conditions.
Guest: Daniel Lombard
Dan Lombard is an Army vet and co-founder of Project Refit, which is working to change the negative connotation around mental health support.
Guest: Elizabeth Power
Elizabeth Power founded The Trauma-Informed Academy, which provides practical tips and resources to help those who have experienced trauma.
Guest: Alex Gonzales
Alex Gonzales is an Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and suffered a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. Despite his struggles, he continues to serve his fellow veterans and use his experiences to help others.
Guest: Brandon Bettis
Brandon Bettis discusses how Mighty Oaks changed his life by overcoming suicidal thoughts, and how others can benefit from their services.
Guest: Thad Forester
Gold Star Brother, Thad Forester, discusses the loss of his brother, Mark, and how his family is continuing his legacy.
Guest: Michaela Canterbury
Michaela Canterbury discusses her experiences as her sister battled addiction. She shares how to help loved ones overcome their addiction.
Guest: Natalie Shand-Spellman
Natalie Spellman is a USMC veteran who dealt with a lot of stress during and after her time in Iraq. She shares strategies for other veterans to conquer their stress.