Seeking the Military Suicide Solution

Seeking the Military Suicide Solution

The statistics about suicide in the military affiliated population are alarming, and many are aware of them. Awareness is no longer enough, however. Communities must pair that awareness with meaningful action in order to make a difference. Brought to you by Military Times, join combat veteran and clinical mental health counselor Duane France and nationally recognized suicide prevention expert Dr. Shauna Springer every week as they bring the knowledge of experts on suicide in the military affiliated population to communities that need it.... Show More

Episodes

October 20, 2020 27 min
USMC Veteran David Bachmann joins the show to discuss mental health, suicide prevention, and peer support from a combat veteran perspective.
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Military historians Dr. Jeff Smith and Dr. Michael Doidge join the show to discuss military and veteran suicide from a historical lens, looking at suicide in the military population over the last two hundred years.
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Pennsylvania Congressman and Veteran Scott Perry joins the show to talk about how congress addresses the topic of suicide prevention through legislation, funding, and advocacy
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Suicidologist and suicide prevention researcher Dr. Pete Gutierrez joins the show to talk about the effectiveness of community-based suicide prevention efforts
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A former Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, USMC Sergeant Major Bryan Battaglia, joins the show to talk about the concept of Total Force Fitness and it's application to suicide prevention
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Today's show features two guests from the Wounded Warrior Project: Mike Richardson, the Vice President of Independence Services and Mental Health and Dr. Roger Brooks, the Senior Program Initiatives and Integration Specialist of Mental Health. Together, Mike and Roger talk about how WWP is integrating mental health and wellness into the wide range of support provided by the organization.
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President and CEO of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Joe Bartozzi, joins the show to talk about the NSSF has joined with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to address lethal means safety in the military affiliated population.
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Researcher, practioner, and Deputy Director of the Johnson Depression Center, Dr. Matt Mishkind, joins the show to disucss how to reduce barriers to mental health care through telehealth
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Author, Veteran and Military Spouse Michelle Zook joins the show to discuss the need to address suicide in the military and veteran spouse population
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August 18, 2020 31 min
Former Marine and author Akshay Nanavati joins the show to talk about his own personal experience with overcoming suicidal thoughts and his recently published book, Fearvana: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear into Health, Wealth and Happiness
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Rick Trimp, the president of Livingworks, one of the world's leading suicide intervention training organizations, joins the show to talk about gatekeeper training and the role of gatekeepers in suicide prevention
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Former Navy Admiral and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Tony Kurta joins the show to talk about suicide prevention policy at the executive level of the Department of Defense.
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Active Army Master Sergeant Tom Cruz, a suicide attempt survivor and prevention advocate, joins the show to talk about how his lived experience with suicide has caused him to be a vocal advocate for suicide prevention in the military affiliated community.
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Mat Bergendahl, a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Air Force veteran, joins the show to talk about suicide prevention in the gaming community through the Stack Up Overwatch Program
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Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, Executive Director of the PREVENTS Task Force, joins the show to provide an update on progress made so far, the release of the Roadmap and recommendations, as well as the recently announced national public health awareness campaign.
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Sue Freeth, the CEO of the UK-based veteran mental health charity Combat Stress joins the show to give the perspective of suicide prevention efforts in the UK
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Captain Matt Kleiman, a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health Service and the Director of the Warrior Resilience and Fitness Division at the National Guard Bureau, joins the show to discuss how the National Guard is implementing suicide prevention efforts across the military.
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The CEO of the PsychArmor Institute, Dr. Tina Atherall, joins the show to talk about how education and awareness is an important component to addressing suicide in the military affiliated population.
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Dr. Karin Orvis, Director of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office, joins the show to talk about how the Department of Defense is addressing suicide in the currently serving military population
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Military Spouse and Executive Director of the Objective Zero Foundation, Betsey Mercado, joins the show to talk about how innovative uses of technology can help prevent suicide in the military affiliated population
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