Redefining Strength – Mental Health in the Military

Active duty military and veterans continue to struggle with mental health and substance use. Last week, we learned that suicide rates once again spiked 15% year over year. To help our fellow vets, we have to reframe how we think about mental health. Here are three ways to change our thinking about toughness, mental health,…

a person struggles with trauma and addiction

The Relationship Between Trauma and Addiction

Substance use disorders often have underlying causes, such as mental health conditions. One of the most common causes is a history of trauma. The word trauma refers to the emotional response to events such as assault, vehicular accidents, and war-zone experiences. While shock and denial are common immediately following the event, trauma can have long-term…