In this episode of The Neutral Ground Podcast, I have a conversation with Amanda Huffman. Amanda is a military spouse and veteran who served in the Air Force for six years as a Civil Engineer including a deployment to Afghanistan. She traded in her combat boots for a diaper bag to stay home with her two boys and follow her husband’s military career. She has been recognized as Hill Vets100 (class 2019), Women Veteran Trailblazer (2021), and was a finalist for the Melissa A Washington Small Business Award. She published her first book in 2019 titled Women of the Military, sharing the stories of 28 military women. In 2019 she also launched her podcast also titled Women of the Military.
In our conversation, we discuss the end of the Afghanistan/Iraq wars, the difficulties of transitioning from active to inactive duty, finding your purpose in a post-military-service world, how the military prepares you for motherhood. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Amanda Huffman.
Amanda's book: https://www.amazon.com/Women-Military-Compilation-Stories-American/dp/1079328440/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Amanda+Huffman&qid=1633876084&sr=8-2
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/
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