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Welcome to Your Story Doesn't End Here, the mental health podcast of military and veterans who refuse to be silenced. Our mission is to be a voice for those who don't have a voice, bring awareness to mental health issues, provide value and solutions, and to change the culture when it comes to mental health within the DoD organizations.

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

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Your Story Doesn't End Here Rachel Oswalt

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 39 Ratings

Welcome to Your Story Doesn't End Here, the mental health podcast of military and veterans who refuse to be silenced. Our mission is to be a voice for those who don't have a voice, bring awareness to mental health issues, provide value and solutions, and to change the culture when it comes to mental health within the DoD organizations.

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

Visit us at www.ysdeh.com

    Sarah M. - Finding Yourself After the Military

    Sarah M. - Finding Yourself After the Military

    TW: Abuse/domestic violence, divorce


    Overview:

    - Sarah and host served together in the Navy at Whidbey Island

    - Sarah was a single parent for much of her time in the military

    - Sarah had a difficult childhood and past abusive relationship that led her to join the military

    Key Events:

    - Got married quickly after meeting husband in the Navy - Has two children

    - Experienced a divorce after getting out of the military - Struggled as a single parent and changed rates in the Navy

    - Moved to locations like San Diego and Jacksonville, dealt with relationship issues and considered divorce

    - Felt overwhelmed with changes happening in her life after moving to Whidbey Island

    - Got pregnant after getting married, was pulled off her boat and did not go on deployments

    - Marriage remained rocky, eventually decided to get divorced, difficult co-parenting while divorced

    - Stopped medication and therapy after getting out due to lack of support

    - Felt everyone turned their back on her without military support system

    Current Life:

    - Lives in California

    - Exploring creative passions in music and arts

    - Working full-time and attending school

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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 988 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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    Facing Self-Doubt and Finding Purpose: My Reflections on Personal Development

    Facing Self-Doubt and Finding Purpose: My Reflections on Personal Development

    Host, Rachel Oswalt discusses her personal journey with the 75 Hard challenge and how it is helping her improve self-discipline. She reflects on struggles with self-doubt and finding purpose after the military. Updates are also provided on ongoing work in the Oak Harbor community to establish resources for veterans and increase support for military mental health.

    Episode timestamps:

    [0:00] Introduction and background on starting 75 Hard challenge

    [0:09] Discussion of book "Psycho Cybernetics" and impact on self-image

    [0:18] Reflections on purpose, career pivots, and broadening mindset after military service

    [0:30] Updates on initiatives in Oak Harbor community around military mental health and resources

    [0:45] Gratitude for listeners and importance of ongoing conversations around military experiences

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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 988 or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673**

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    • 25 min
    Almost Kicked Out My First Year in the Navy

    Almost Kicked Out My First Year in the Navy

    Host, Rachel, deep dives into her story of getting in trouble and going through the non-judicial punishment process her first year in the Navy at her training command. She traces that situation back to feelings rooted deep into childhood of questioning whether or not she is a "good person".

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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 988 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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    • 41 min
    Victoria H. - Harassment and Hazing to Helping and Healing

    Victoria H. - Harassment and Hazing to Helping and Healing

    TW: Discussions of harassment, hazing, bullying, mental health struggles including anxiety, PTSD, depression, suicide ideation, physical intimidation, workplace hostility, relationship abuse, and illness.



    Today's guest, Victoria shares her experience of facing harassment, hazing and bullying as a young Sailor, which caused panic attacks and suicidal thoughts. She persevered and completed her training, but struggled with anxiety throughout her career. Victoria faced further challenges including relationship abuse, mental health issues, and a hostile work environment.

    After leaving the military, Victoria found support through friends and her husband. She worked to improve her mental health and now helps other veterans through her job assisting with VA disability claims. Victoria hopes to reduce stigma around mental health issues and encourage veterans to access benefits they deserve.



    Atlas Benefit Counseling website: www.bevetstrong.com



    Victoria's direct consultation link!
    https://forms.zohopublic.com/bevetstrong/form/InformationRequestVictoriaHardy/formperma/GZQVSmpQUQbiITG55k6t1qnKD0oOBqhFMGsQCFqn5Jk



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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 988 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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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Helping Heroes: One Veteran's Mission to End Homelessness in His Community

    Helping Heroes: One Veteran's Mission to End Homelessness in His Community

    Trigger Warnings: Discussions of mental health issues including PTSD, substance abuse, suicide, homelessness.



    Dale Mullen, founder of Warrior Homes of Collier, shares his passion for helping veterans in need. Learn how his transitional housing model has an 86% success rate in getting veterans off the streets and back on their feet.



    Key topics: veteran homelessness, mental health support, transitional housing models, affordable housing crisis, senior poverty

    Website: www.wwcollier.orgDonate: https://wwcollier.org/donate/Facebook: @wwcollier.orgInstagram: @warriorhomes_collier

    YouTube: @woundedwarriorsofcollierco6528



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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 988 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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    • 36 min
    Chris Hunt - What the Royal Marines do Different

    Chris Hunt - What the Royal Marines do Different

    Trigger Warnings: Discussion of military experiences may include details of combat and trauma.

    Today's guest, Chris Hunt, is a former Royal Marines Commando and mental performance psychologist. Serving in the Royal Marines from 2006-2013, he spent two tours in Afghanistan. His current work is in mental performance psychology. In this episode we talk about:

    - Chris shares his experience of training and serving in the Royal Marines, highlighting what makes their training more intense than other UK military branches. - He discusses his transition out of the military and the challenges he faced both mentally and with custody of his children. - Chris talks about his journey developing his mental performance work and the various tools and techniques he uses with clients.- Examples are given of simple yet effective mental tools anyone can use like the "three things" gratitude exercise.

    Where to Find the Guest:Website: www.therapycise.co.uk

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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 988 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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    • 51 min

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Rachel does such a great job with walking each guest through their story as well as highlighting certain areas that will be immediately related to the listener! I look forward to these episodes each week!

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