In this episode of The Neutral Ground Podcast, I speak with veteran Ben Killoy, host of two incredibly important podcasts: The Military Veteran Dad podcast, and The Business of Fatherhood podcast. Ben and I talk about the end of the Afghanistan War; we discuss veteran mental health and the problems with finding purpose out of the military; and, we discuss the importance of fatherhood. We even throw in a bit about Plato's allegory of the cave--and you know how much I love talking about Plato, or anything for that matter. Ben tells us his story of moving from existential crisis to podcast host and now to professional speaker. Ben helps fathers rediscover their purpose in the home and offers some valuable insights into how we can get there.
Check out Ben's podcasts and learn more about his goal to help fathers find their way back home by visiting his website: https://benkilloy.com/
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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