Special Memorial Day message and No Episode This Week, but a Great One is Coming on Tolkien

First and foremost, I would like to give my thanks to the veterans who have served and to the families of veterans who have served on this Memorial Day. There are links in the episode notes for those of you who might be struggling to find your way back home from your service. Remember, there is no weakness in seeking help–there is only strength in the recognition that we accomplish the most as a species when we work together. So, if you need help; reach out for it. It is there for you.   Now, as for the podcast information: there is not going to be a full episode this week. I have been away for a few days at a family member’s wedding. I just couldn’t get the editing finished for the episode, and I didn’t want to rush it. This next episode is going to be epic–as the kids like to say. It focuses on a book by clinical psychologist Dr. John Rosegrant and his reading of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Honestly, it’s a fascinating conversation. I enjoyed it very much and I’m looking forward to bringing it to you all next week. So, hit the subscribe/follow button and turn on notifications so you can be in the know for when it goes live next week. Until then, try to keep one foot firmly planted on neutral ground, and have a great day.   

If you’re a veteran who is struggling with mental health, or you know someone who is struggling, consider passing on the following information:  We have a list of apps focused on wellness and mental health and another page on relaxation techniques that our therapists often recommend to our clients. I also recommend linking to Military OneSource's list of mental health resources, as well as this resource list from Rand. Finally, CVN has some great educational resources, like their Tools for Stress and Worry - a free online curriculum for military/veteran families.  

If you’re a veteran who is struggling with mental health, or you know someone who is struggling, consider passing on the following information: We have a list of apps focused on wellness and mental health and another page on relaxation techniques that our therapists often recommend to our clients. I also recommend linking to Military OneSource's list of mental health resources, as well as this resource list from Rand. Finally, CVN has some great educational resources, like their Tools for Stress and Worry - a free online curriculum for military/veteran families. 

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine:
Apps that can help: https://www.med.upenn.edu/mfc/mobile_apps.html
Relaxation techniques: https://www.med.upenn.edu/mfc/relaxation-techniques.html
Military One Source: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/health-wellness/mental-health/mental-health-resources/
Rand Social and Economic Well Being: https://www.rand.org/well-being/social-and-behavioral-policy/projects/veterans/resources.html
Cohen Veterans Network: https://www.cohenveteransnetwork.org/
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America: https://iava.org/homev3/
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/

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