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The goal of this podcast is to reach out to Veterans and their loved ones as they transition home. In our very first episode, we will begin to focus on specific issues facing our Veterans and their loved ones as they reintegrate back into society.

The goal of this podcast is to reach out to Veterans and their loved ones as they transition home. In our very first episode, we will begin to focus on specific issues facing our Veterans and their loved ones as they reintegrate back into society.
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United States

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The goal of this podcast is to reach out to Veterans and their loved ones as they transition home. In our very first episode, we will begin to focus on specific issues facing our Veterans and their loved ones as they reintegrate back into society.

Language:

English


Episodes

Tamara's Story

9/16/2019
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Navy Veteran, Tamara shares her MST story this week. Tamara was raped by several classmates including her boyfriend who she later found out got paid for planning the incident. Tamara's is a story of how one woman wouldn't allow a traumatic event define or control her future.

Duration:00:28:40

Grace's MST Story

9/9/2019
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Grace is an Army Veteran who suffered several accounts of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) during her career. From being married to a very abusive man to experiencing abuse by various other men, Grace is a true survivor in every sense of the word. She is a woman who has grown and continues to grow through her pain and I am enormously grateful for her honesty and willingness to help others.

Duration:00:39:20

Lauren's MST Story

9/2/2019
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We welcome Navy Veteran, Lauren back to our podcast to share her MST story. Lauren experienced these unfortunate events on two separate occasions and is brave enough to share it in order to help others. Please be aware the topic discussed has some very graphic details, therefore, may be potential triggers for some listeners.

Duration:00:27:16

MST Series

8/26/2019
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This is the first of a four part series on MST. We hear from our host and mental health professional Helen Ward.

Duration:00:29:19

Bill Moore's Story

8/19/2019
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Bill is both a Navy and Army Veteran spending four years in each branch. During his time in the Army, he deployed to Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield/Desert Storm for 7 months. Upon returning home, Bill recognized he had PTSD, but didn't know quite how to manage it. After a suicide attempt, his friends intervened and took him to a place where he first became acquainted with Djembe hand drumming. From his first experience, Bill felt he had found something to help control his PTSD symptoms,...

Duration:01:09:41

Brent and Molly's Story

8/12/2019
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It's my pleasure to introduce Brent and Molly. Brent is a Coast Guard Veteran of 8 years and his wife, Molly was kind of enough to share her own struggles as she walks along side her husband during the transition process. Brent survived multiple physical injuries during his four deployments only to continue to deal with the aftermath of chronic pain and mental health struggles.

Duration:01:04:23

Lauren's Story

8/5/2019
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Lauren shares her story of going into the Navy and how the experience ultimately changed her. Also, she was brave enough to talk about her diagnosis of PTSD due to MST. Moving on, Lauren is currently going to school full time and expecting her first child while continuing to receive services through the VA.

Duration:00:51:08

Heather's Story

7/29/2019
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Heather, an Army Veteran shares her story of entering the military after completing college to pay off student loans. Little did she know what she would be faced with both physically and mentally. From experiencing Military Sexual Trauma (MST) to transitioning back to civilian life, Heather shares her courageous story in an effort to reach out to others who may currently be struggling.

Duration:00:49:23

Mitch and Miranda

7/24/2019
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Army Veteran Mitch and his wife Miranda share their experiences with military life, deployments and a traumatic injury. A very compelling story.

Duration:00:53:31

Cesar's Story

7/19/2019
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This is the story of Cesar Zertuche, a young Army Veteran who spent 4 years in the military and experienced a deployment to Iraq. Through this experience, Cesar has come out the other side to tell his amazing and brave story.

Duration:00:54:12

Patty's Story

7/11/2019
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In this very first episode, we are introduced to Patty Kinney, a female Army Veteran who was gracious enough to tell her amazing story. At 18, Patty entered the Army fresh out of high school. It was the late 1970's and females were still considered a minority in the military, but Patty knew this was the direction she needed to go. As a result, Patty shares her incredible experiences both in and out of the military and how these experiences shaped her life.

Duration:01:04:41