52 episodes

Welcome to Your Story Doesn't End Here, the mental health podcast for military and veterans with a mission to be a voice for those who don't have a voice, bring awareness to mental health issues, and provide value and solutions to help make life more abundant. 


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Your Story Doesn't End Here Rachel O

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Welcome to Your Story Doesn't End Here, the mental health podcast for military and veterans with a mission to be a voice for those who don't have a voice, bring awareness to mental health issues, and provide value and solutions to help make life more abundant. 


Sign the petition for Better Mental Health in the US Navy here: https://chng.it/K4rr9PBp

    Donna H. - Military and Veteran Mental Health: Challenges and Solutions

    Donna H. - Military and Veteran Mental Health: Challenges and Solutions

    Today’s guest brings knowledge and experiences from 20 years combined in the federal service as a Registered Nurse in both the Air Force and the VA. Donna has been in healthcare for 40 years, 30 of those spent as a nurse, and now is also a certified health coach. Today’s episode is an open discussion about mental healthcare for military and veterans, various challenges faced, and some tools to start implementing today. 
     
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    **If you are experiencing suicidal ideations or have experienced sexual assault and need help or someone to talk to, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673**
    **Any views discussed in this episode are strictly personal views and not views of the United States military. This podcast is in no way affiliated with any branch of the United States military. Some names have been changed in order to protect the identities of speakers and/or names mentioned throughout episodes.**
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    • 42 min
    Delvina J - The Air Force is Not Cut out for Some People

    Delvina J - The Air Force is Not Cut out for Some People

    TW: Loss of a parent
    Guest, Delvina J, joins us to talk about her experience in both the active duty and reservist sides of the Air Force. From working in a completely male dominated job field, to struggling with her mental health in the reserves. Hear Delvina’s story and why she advocates for mental health today. 
     
    Check out Delvina and her podcast at https://www.bipolarblackgirl.com
    **If you are experiencing suicidal ideations or have experienced sexual assault and need help or someone to talk to, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673**
    **Any views discussed in this episode are strictly personal views and not views of the United States military. This podcast is in no way affiliated with any branch of the United States military. Some names have been changed in order to protect the identities of speakers and/or names mentioned throughout episodes.**
    Sign the petition for Better Mental Health Care in the United States Navy here: https://chng.it/K4rr9PBp






     

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    • 21 min
    Reflections on 1 Year as a Veteran

    Reflections on 1 Year as a Veteran

    Host, Rachel, joins us for a special episode reflecting on her first year as a veteran. Hear what life has been like since separating, as well as tips that she has for anyone separating from the service.
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    **If you are experiencing suicidal ideations or have experienced sexual assault and need help or someone to talk to, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673**
    **Any views discussed in this episode are strictly personal views and not views of the United States military. This podcast is in no way affiliated with any branch of the United States military. Some names have been changed in order to protect the identities of speakers and/or names mentioned throughout episodes.**
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    • 14 min
    Katherine M. - Open Discussion about Suicide Prevention & Resources

    Katherine M. - Open Discussion about Suicide Prevention & Resources

    This week, veteran and mental health advocate Katherine Martinez joins us to share her story surrounding suicide prevention, as well share some resources and tips to stop the stigma around mental health in the military. 
     
    Connect with Katherine on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherine-l-martinez
     
    Vets4Warriors: https://www.vets4warriors.com/
     
    Mental Health Resources: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6796050350936793088/
    **If you are experiencing suicidal ideations or have experienced sexual assault and need help or someone to talk to, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673**
    **Any views discussed in this episode are strictly personal views and not views of the United States military. This podcast is in no way affiliated with any branch of the United States military. Some names have been changed in order to protect the identities of speakers and/or names mentioned throughout episodes.**
    Sign the petition for Better Mental Health Care in the United States Navy here: https://chng.it/K4rr9PBp




     
     


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    • 20 min
    Alicia - So This is the Navy

    Alicia - So This is the Navy

    TW: self-induced abortion, sexual assault, suicidal ideations.
    Guest, Alicia, shares about her multiple traumas experienced starting before the Navy that continued throughout her time served. From taking on the identity as the "bro" to being diagnosed with chronic PTSD, hear the journey Alicia has gone through to get to where she is today. 
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     **If you are experiencing suicidal ideations or have experienced sexual assault and need help or someone to talk to, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673**
    **Any views discussed in this episode are strictly personal views and not views of the United States military. This podcast is in no way affiliated with any branch of the United States military. Some names have been changed in order to protect the identities of speakers and/or names mentioned throughout episodes.**
    Sign the petition for Better Mental Health Care in the United States Navy here: https://chng.it/K4rr9PBp
     

    • 42 min
    Steph G. - Searching for an Escape

    Steph G. - Searching for an Escape

    TW: Family member addiction/alcoholism
    Guest, Stephanie, shares her story of how trauma in her personal life molded the person that she became in the Air Force. She embodied service before self until she no longer could. She didn’t allow the military to break her when all odds were stacked against her, and she was able to turn her adversity into her greatest success.
     
    Connect with Steph:
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/squadbeautyprofessionals/
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/SquadBeautyProfessionals
    Personal FB: https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.gunner.3
    Website: www.squadbeautyprofessionals.com
    Email: info@squadbeautyprofessionals.com
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    **If you are experiencing suicidal ideations or have experienced sexual assault and need help or someone to talk to, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673**
    **Any views discussed in this episode are strictly personal views and not views of the United States military. This podcast is in no way affiliated with any branch of the United States military. Some names have been changed in order to protect the identities of speakers and/or names mentioned throughout episodes.**
    Sign the petition for Better Mental Health Care in the United States Navy here: https://chng.it/K4rr9PBp
     




     
     


     

     

     

     

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

QuickPickNick ,

The TRUTH!!!

Finally someone is shining light on mental health issues in the military and sharing stories from those directly affected! Loving this podcast!

Princessdani5056 ,

So important!

This mission your on is so important! What a great way to share the truth. I love listening every week!

Laurem M. ,

Inspiring

Thank you for speaking your truth and sharing such vulnerable stories. Your courage as well as those who share is so inspiring.