Seeking the Military Suicide Solution

Seeking the Military Suicide Solution

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The statistics about suicide in the military affiliated population are alarming, and many are aware of them.


STMSS40 - David Bachmann - Peer Support in Suicide Prevention
Oct 20 • 27 min
USMC Veteran David Bachmann joins the show to discuss mental health, suicide prevention, and peer support from a combat veteran perspective.
STMSS39 - Dr Jeff Smith and Dr Michael Doidge - Historical Aspects of Military and Veteran Suicide
Oct 13 • 36 min
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.
STMSS38 - Congressman Scott Perry - Legislative and Policy Approach to Suicide Prevention
Oct 6 • 24 min
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
STMSS37 - Dr Pete Gutierrez - Research on Community Based Suicide Prevention
Sep 29 • 32 min
Suicidologist and suicide prevention researcher Dr. Pete Gutierrez joins the show to talk about the effectiveness of community-based suicide prevention efforts
STMSS36 - Sgt Maj Bryan Battaglia - Suicide Prevention at the Senior Enlisted Leader Level
Sep 22 • 28 min
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
STMSS35 - Mike Richardson and Dr Roger Brooks - Wounded Warrior Project
Sep 15 • 34 min
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,…
STMSS34 - Joe Bartozzi - National Shooting Sports Foundation
Sep 8 • 29 min
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…
STMSS33 - Dr. Matt Mishkind - Reducing Barriers to Care through Telehealth
Sep 1 • 30 min
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
STMSS32 - Michelle Zook - Suicide in Military and Veteran Spouses
Aug 25 • 30 min
Author, Veteran and Military Spouse Michelle Zook joins the show to discuss the need to address suicide in the military and veteran spouse population
STMSS31 - Akshay Nanavati - Fearvana
Aug 18 • 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
STMSS30 - Rick Trimp - Gatekeeper Suicide Intervention Training
Aug 11 • 29 min
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
STMSS29 - Rear Adm(R) Tony Kurta - Policy Approach to Suicide Prevention
Aug 4 • 28 min
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.
STMSS28 - Tom Cruz - Attempt Survivor and Suicide Prevention Advocate
Jul 28 • 30 min
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.
STMSS27 - Mat Bergendahl - Stack Up Overwatch Program
Jul 21 • 30 min
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
STMSS26 - Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen - PREVENTS Update
Jul 14 • 43 min
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.
STMSS25 - Sue Freeth - Combat Stress UK
Jun 30 • 34 min
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
STMSS24 - CAPT Matt Kleiman - Suicide Prevention in the National Guard
Jun 23 • 33 min
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…
STMSS23 - Dr. Tina Atherall - PsychArmor
Jun 16 • 33 min
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.
STMSS22 - Dr Karin Orvis - Defense Suicide Prevention Office
Jun 9 • 36 min
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
STMSS21 - Betsey Mercado - Objective Zero
Jun 2 • 29 min
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
STMSS20 - Dr Kate Hendricks Thomas - Resilience Development
May 26 • 36 min
Marine Corps Veteran and behavioral medicine researcher Kate Hendricks Thomas, PhD joins the show to talk about how developing resilience and concentrating on peak performance can impact suicide in the military affiliated population
STMSS19 - MG(R) Mark Graham - Vets4Warriors
May 19 • 32 min
Major General (retired) Mark Graham, the Senior Director, Rutgers UBHC National Call Center, joins the show to talk about his personal experience as a suicide loss survivor and how he and his wife turned that into action by establishing Vets4Warriors, a…
STMSS18 - Dr. Keita Franklin - Systems Approach to Suicide Prevention
May 12 • 31 min
Dr. Keita Franklin, nationally recongized suicide prevention expert and Chief Clinical Officer at Psych Hub, joins the show to discuss how taking a systems approach to suicide prevention can help us impact suicide in the military affiliated population
STMSS17 - Erin Esquer - Military Leadership and Suicide Prevention
May 5 • 36 min
Air Force Reserve Senior Enlisted Leader Erin Esquer joins the show to talk about her personal expereince in addressing suicide in her miltiary career
STMSS16 - Terri Tanielian - Suicide Prevention Research
Apr 28 • 32 min
Terri Tanielian, senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation and a nationally recognized expert on military and veteran health, joins the show to discuss risk and protective factors related to suicide in the military population.
STMSS15 - Sarah Verardo - Operation Resiliency
Apr 21 • 33 min
Military spouse, caregiver, and CEO of The Independence Fund, Sarah Verardo, joins the show to talk about Operation Resiliency, a program that combines military unit reunions with mental health support in order to address suicide.
STMSS14 - Cheree Tham - Operation Deep Dive
Apr 14 • 30 min
Cheree Tham, Vice President of Programs and Initiatives for the America’s Warrior Partnership, joins the show to discuss a veteran suicide study, Operation Deep Dive
STMSS13 - Kim Ruocco - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
Apr 7 • 32 min
Kim Ruocco, Vice President of Suicide Prevention and Postvention for TAPS, joins the show to talk about the need for postvention for survivors of suicide in the military affiliated population
STMSS12 - Dr. Nick Polizzi - Real Warriors Campaign
Mar 31 • 35 min
Dr. Nick Polizzi, Campaign Lead, inTransition Program & Real Warriors Campaign for the Defense Health Agency, joins the show to talk about efforts the DOD are making to address stigma and reducing barriers to wellness to impact suicide in the military…
STMSS11 - Mark Divine - Unbeatable Mind
Mar 24 • 37 min
Retired Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine, Founder / CEO of SEALFIT and the Unbeatable Mind Podcast joins the show to talk about mindfulness, wellness, and suicide in the special operations community
STMSS10 - Howard and Jean Somers - Suicide Prevention Advocacy
Mar 17 • 35 min
Howard and Jean Somers, parents of California Army National Guard Sergeant Daniel Somers, joins the show to share how their son’s death by suicide inspired them to become advocates for suicide prevention reform for members of the military affiliated…
STMSS09 - Dr. Rajeev Ramchand - Suicide Prevention Research
Mar 10 • 30 min
Dr. Rajeev Ramchand, the Craig Newmark Fellow at the Bob Woodruff Foundation, joins the show to share his insights developed from years of conducting research into suicide in the military affiliated population
STMSS08 - Kacie Kelly - Warrior Wellness Alliance
Mar 3 • 34 min
Kacie Kelly, Deputy Director of Health and Well-being for the George W. Bush Institute Military Service Initiative, joins the show to talk connecting veteran peer support organizations to effective clinical mental health care in order to provide support…
STMSS07 - Kayla Williams - Center for a New American Security
Feb 25 • 34 min
Combat veteran Kayla Williams, Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security, joins the show to talk about suicide prevention from both her lived experience and her work as a veteran advocate
STMSS06 - Joe Chenelly - AMVETS
Feb 18 • 32 min
Joe Chenelly, National Executive Director, AMVETS, joins the show to talk about how veteran service organizations play a critical role in addressing suicide in the military affiliated population
STMSS05 - Dr. Eugene Lipov - Stellate Ganglion Block for PTSD
Feb 11 • 36 min
Dr. Eugene Lipov, a board certified anesthesiologist, joins the show to talk about how addressing PTSD with a revolutionary new application can reduce misery that can lead to suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
STMSS04 - Cicely Burrows-McElwain - VA/DoD Liaison, SAMHSA
Feb 4 • 36 min
Cicely Burrows-McElwain, the Senior Public Health Advisor, Military and Veteran Affairs Liaison, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), joins the show to talk about national efforts to support community-based interventions to…
STMSS03 Dr. Matt Miller - VA Office of Suicide Prevention
Jan 28 • 35 min
Dr. Matt Miller, Acting Director, Suicide Prevention Program, Department of Veterans Affairs, joins the show to talk the VA’s efforts to impact suicide in the veteran community
STMSS02 - Dr. Craig Bryan - National Center for Veteran Studies
Jan 21 • 35 min
Dr. Craig Bryan, Executive Director of the National Center for Veterans Studies, joins the show to talk about his research into effective methods of suicide prevention and intervention
STMSS01 - Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen - PREVENTS Task Force
Jan 14 • 30 min
Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, Executive Director of the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) Task Force, joins the show to talk about how the Task Force is developing an action plan to impact suicide in the…
Seeking the Military Suicide Solution Introduction
Jan 11 • 24 min
The introductory episode of the Seeking the Military Suicide Solution Podcast, a weekly podcast from Military Times that examines the rate of miltiary and veteran suicides, offering new insights based on research and effective clinical and peer support…