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.

Missile Attacks, TBIs, and New Beginnings

Guest: Aaron Futrell

Army veteran Aaron Futrell discusses surviving a missile strike in Iraq, his TBI recovery, and the therapeutic power of the outdoors.

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Connection between Trauma, Biology, and Mental Health

Guest: Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown explains how nutrition and neurotransmitters affect our stress responses, and discusses how somatic work aids healing.

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Empowering Veterans Through Sailing

Guest: Sean Duclay

Sean Duclay shares how ‘Sail Ahead’, a veteran-focused sailing organization, uses the therapeutic power of sailing to help struggling veterans.

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Gold Star Dad Shares a Heartfelt Story

Guest: Karl Porfirio

Karl Porfirio shares the tragic loss of his son in the USAF, the effect his loss had on the family and how he honored his son’s memory by writing a children’s book.

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Benefits of Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Guest: Sam Mandel

Sam Mandel discusses Ketamine infusion therapy, its benefits for mental health conditions and the approach of Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles.

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Dancing towards Better Mental Health

Guest: Jennifer Nash

Dr. Jennifer Nash discusses the therapeutic benefits of social and competitive ballroom dancing for mental health and community-building.

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Empowering Veterans Through Writing

Guest: Jeff Circle

Veteran and award-winning journalist, Jeff Circle, highlights his military journey, transition out of the army, and his mission to support and promote military writers through ‘The Writers Dossier’.

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Finding Strength Through Transformation & Self Belief

Guest: Andrea Vallely

Andrea Vallely shares insights on mental wellness, the importance of self-acceptance, and strategies for overcoming worry and stress.

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