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006: "It's okay to not be okay." Normalizing conversations around mental health with Annette Whittenberger Holding Down the Fort Podcast

    • Society & Culture

Annette is a military spouse, mother to two teenagers (one being in college) and veteran who served in the Army for over seventeen years as a Chemical officer including a deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. She retired and decided to trade in her boots for converse sneakers to be able to make up for lost time with her now teenagers. Since her retirement she has PCSd from Fort Polk, LA to Fairfax, VA to support her husbands military career. Her blog, A Wild Ride Called Life, incorporates stories from her post military life in which she shares how she lives life with being a mom living with PTSD, anxiety and depression. She  works alongside the BEE Daring Foundation as an Ambassador in which she assists in helping to end the stigma on mental health across college campuses. 

Connect with Annette by visiting her blog awildridecalledlife.com, @awildridecalledlife on social media, or call/text (573) 326-9448.

This episode is brought to you by USVetWealth.com

Follow us on Instagram @holdingdownthefortpodcast

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Annette is a military spouse, mother to two teenagers (one being in college) and veteran who served in the Army for over seventeen years as a Chemical officer including a deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. She retired and decided to trade in her boots for converse sneakers to be able to make up for lost time with her now teenagers. Since her retirement she has PCSd from Fort Polk, LA to Fairfax, VA to support her husbands military career. Her blog, A Wild Ride Called Life, incorporates stories from her post military life in which she shares how she lives life with being a mom living with PTSD, anxiety and depression. She  works alongside the BEE Daring Foundation as an Ambassador in which she assists in helping to end the stigma on mental health across college campuses. 

Connect with Annette by visiting her blog awildridecalledlife.com, @awildridecalledlife on social media, or call/text (573) 326-9448.

This episode is brought to you by USVetWealth.com

Follow us on Instagram @holdingdownthefortpodcast

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For a chance to be featured in our next episode, share your story of what it's like "holding down the fort" at: anchor.fm/holdingdownthefort/message or email us holdingdownthefortpodcast@gmail.com

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Support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes, visit: anchor.fm/holdingdownthefort/support

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