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Comic Relief: Overcoming PTSD Stigma w/ Vernard Hines

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Vernard Hines, aka the Laugh Therapist, a 20-year + Army veteran, shares his battle with PTSD and promotes mental health awareness through humor. Vernard discusses how comedy became his therapy and how he uses his platform to advocate for veterans and raise awareness about PTSD. The conversation also touches on the importance of seeking help, the support of loved ones, and the power of vulnerability. He highlights the universality of PTSD beyond the military, stresses the importance of seeking help, and normalizing discussions on mental health. Vernard advocates for self-care, and discusses how comedy aids in his healing journey.
Sound Bites
"I'm not licensed, just medicated."
"Comedy became my therapy."
"I was numb to death."
"You don't have to be in the military to experience the PTSD side."
"If you have a brain, you have experienced some type of trauma."
"Going to a therapist is like throwing up all the stuff that's in me."
Takeaways
PTSD can affect anyone, not just veterans, and it's important to seek help and support.
Comedy can be a powerful form of therapy and a way to cope with trauma.
Having a strong support system, including loved ones who understand and can help manage triggers, is crucial for those with PTSD.
Seeking therapy and professional help is crucial in managing and healing from PTSD.
It is important to prioritize self-care and protect one's peace.
Laughter can be a powerful tool in healing and managing mental health.
Chapters
00:00 Introduction and Overview
09:54 Using Comedy as Therapy
35:54 Coping with Trauma and Moving Forward
48:23 Laughter as a Healing Tool for PTSD
01:09:15 Protecting Your Peace and Prioritizing Self-Care
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To watch this podcast via video, you can go to our You Tube Channel @ConvictedtoGrow. Make sure you subscribe over there to get notifications for our live sessions.

Until next time, stay convicted, stay inspired, and keep growing. This is Coach Tressa signing off. Take care, and let's continue to make every day an opportunity for growth IN LIFE AND BUSINESS.
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Vernard Hines, aka the Laugh Therapist, a 20-year + Army veteran, shares his battle with PTSD and promotes mental health awareness through humor. Vernard discusses how comedy became his therapy and how he uses his platform to advocate for veterans and raise awareness about PTSD. The conversation also touches on the importance of seeking help, the support of loved ones, and the power of vulnerability. He highlights the universality of PTSD beyond the military, stresses the importance of seeking help, and normalizing discussions on mental health. Vernard advocates for self-care, and discusses how comedy aids in his healing journey.
Sound Bites
"I'm not licensed, just medicated."
"Comedy became my therapy."
"I was numb to death."
"You don't have to be in the military to experience the PTSD side."
"If you have a brain, you have experienced some type of trauma."
"Going to a therapist is like throwing up all the stuff that's in me."
Takeaways
PTSD can affect anyone, not just veterans, and it's important to seek help and support.
Comedy can be a powerful form of therapy and a way to cope with trauma.
Having a strong support system, including loved ones who understand and can help manage triggers, is crucial for those with PTSD.
Seeking therapy and professional help is crucial in managing and healing from PTSD.
It is important to prioritize self-care and protect one's peace.
Laughter can be a powerful tool in healing and managing mental health.
Chapters
00:00 Introduction and Overview
09:54 Using Comedy as Therapy
35:54 Coping with Trauma and Moving Forward
48:23 Laughter as a Healing Tool for PTSD
01:09:15 Protecting Your Peace and Prioritizing Self-Care
Support the Show.

If you enjoyed today's episode, be sure to subscribe to the podcast and leave a review so continue to bring you valuable content.

Connect with Coach Tressa on Instagram, Tik Tok and Facebook @CoachTressa.
To watch this podcast via video, you can go to our You Tube Channel @ConvictedtoGrow. Make sure you subscribe over there to get notifications for our live sessions.

Until next time, stay convicted, stay inspired, and keep growing. This is Coach Tressa signing off. Take care, and let's continue to make every day an opportunity for growth IN LIFE AND BUSINESS.
I am rooting for you! Love You!

  continue reading

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