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Duane K. L. France is a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan as well as a counselor working with veterans in Colorado. He is passionate about helping veterans achieve stability and wellness, as well as raising awareness about veteran mental health. Want to join in the conversation? Read more of his insights at www.veteranmentalhealth.com 

 

  • Where do I Start to Learn about Veterans

    Nov 14, 2016
    As both a combat veteran and a mental health counselor, I often talk to other mental health professionals and community members who are not veterans about the need to develop cultural competence and an understanding of veterans. One of the challenges that veterans experience regarding seeking mental health treatment is the thought that “they don’t understand” or that one has to have experienced combat or been in the military before they can work with veterans.
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  • Insights from the 2016 Veteran Suicide Date Report: An Infographic

    Nov 07, 2016
    The epidemic of Veteran Suicide is pervasive and insidious. As we prepare to celebrate those who served our nation, it would be well if we could take the time to have an honest conversation about the impact of veteran suicide.
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  • Violence of Action Paradox

    Nov 01, 2016
    The violence of action paradox is this: those actions and emotions that protected veterans in combat are dangerous to them at home, and those actions and emotions that are supportive at home were dangerous in combat.
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  • Eight Things a Veteran Wants Their Mental Health Counselor to Know

    Oct 25, 2016
    As a professional counselor and military veteran, one of the most rewarding aspects of the work that I do is helping other veterans come to a point of awareness and understanding about their experiences in the military, and setting the stage for change if that’s what the veteran is willing to do.
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  • Veteran Insights from the Podcast Veteranology

    Oct 11, 2016
    If you ever want to interact with former military service members in any way, I highly recommend that you listen to Jay Knight’s podcast, Veteranology, for an unvarnished inside look into what it’s like for a young leader in the military to rejoin the civilian world.
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