030: The Courage to Change Your Mind

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Today we are honoring our Veterans in appreciation for all that they've done for us, and we'll also be discussing some of the detrimental challenges that they are faced with.

Today is Veterans Day, the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which brought World War I to an end in 1918. We are dedicating this show to all of our Veterans for their gracious service to us all. Not only will we be reflecting on the incredible strength of our active duty military members and veterans, but we will also be discussing the challenges they face and what we can do to help.

My first guest, Devorah Gottesman, has a robust music career that has spanned the globe, entertaining hundreds of thousands of music fans. She shares her story of the true American spirit of kindness, inclusiveness, and ingenuity that opens the heart to celebrate freedom and joy with the sole purpose of unification. Devorah also shares the song that she wrote and sang coast to coast during one of her bicycling fundraising events for non-profits serving Veterans.

Rob Wittmier, U.S. Army Veteran and Founder of the National Alliance to End Veteran Suicide, was shocked when he first learned of the statistics on Veteran suicide. Today he joins us to discuss the stigma around suicide and mental health, and how these issues are being addressed a lot more today. Rob shares how his non-profit helps to create a community for Veterans so that they're never alone, regardless of their military branch or era of service.

Colonel Chris Richie, who is a career Aviation Command and Control (C2) officer, also joins us today to help wrap up this show celebrating our Veterans. He shares some positive insight into what's going on with our military today and discusses the incredible impact of providing those that are struggling with the power of hope.

We Discuss:

  • Ending Veteran suicide in our nation through education, resources, research and community
  • The impact of the stigma and discrimination that often surrounds mental health
  • How the National Alliance to End Veteran Suicide is addressing suicide deaths among Veterans

Visit: VoicesofCourage.us

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