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S6 E4 - How do I use my Post-9/11 GI Bill? - FULL
"Welcome to we served now. What were we seek to answer. The questions. veterans and their families are all ready asking. Don't today show. I want to share three things with you. Just three and here they are. I won't answer the question. Hopefully definitively how do you use post nine eleven. Gi bill number two. I will share with you how to maximize post nine. Eleven bill benefits and finally. I will tell you how you can buy side eleven. Gi bill benefits with another amazing benefits. That you've earned the most notable programs if you're interested in hearing more about that which i have to assume you are stay tuned and you are going to hear every single bit. Stay with us. Who am i. Why am i still here. How can i uncover you. I was meant to be during my own transition from the. Us army the wounds of war especially those not visible continued to play. I walked through the pain of job loss of ptsd diagnosis often crippling anxiety by finally discovered the reason. I'm here to earth. And i knew i couldn't keep it to myself. So i wrote a book simply titled resolve resolve is a book that is apologetically faith-based a step by step guide designed for maximum effectiveness in the context of a small group of other veterans resolve provides veterans everywhere with the tool to help you step into your new life a life full hope purpose and vision for the future to pick up your copy of resolve head over to courage to fight again dot com. That's courage to fight again dot com so today's question surrounds the post nine eleven. Gi bill as no doubt. You've figured out by now and specifically how you use it but the truth is if that was the only question i answered on today's show who would be a very short episode now using the post nine eleven. Gi bill is really really easy now. Of course. I want you to listen to this entire episode and if you do i have a special gift just for you toward the end of the episode. But i'll tell you right upfront. Using the post nine eleven she i bill is probably the easiest thing you will ever do when it comes to taking advantage of the benefits you've earned through your military service now before we dive in. I want to share some of my method with you kind of how we came to put this episode together posted a question on the courage to fight again facebook page. I shared that question on several veteran focused facebook groups and we got more engagement with this single question than with anything we've ever posted and the question was just this is what has been your experience with a post. Nine eleven jabil. We got over eleven hundred comments and i've read almost every single one of them and around ninety nine percent of those responses. Give or take. They were very positive in nature. Talking about how easy it was to us how it was the best benefit you can take advantage of and how to get the most out of the post nine eleven gi bill and not only did those who responded answer that question but they answered so many more as well man here. I am rolling right into the episode. And i haven't even introduced myself yet so if you were here for the first time you may be like. Who is this guy. Talking about. The post nine eleven. Gi bill well. My name is aaron perkins. I'm us army. Combat veteran husband to a beautiful wife. Daddy to amazing kiddos. I'm the author of resolve a step by step guide. That takes you the veteran through the journey of rediscovering purpose. Meaning and passion in your life after you've left the military and as you've probably already guessed on the host of this podcast so let's dive right in at the top of the show. I promise you three things. Let's tackle the first one. How do i use my post nine. Eleven gi bill. Now i'm going to assume you're already eligible for the gi bill. So i'm not going to dive into that part. But i will post a link in the show notes about your eligibility and how you can determine your eligibility in case you need to dig into that a bit more but step one is apply for the benefits on the va website. And guess what. I'll post that link in the show notes as well. You need a few things when you apply. Here's what you need your social security number your military history and that just basic military history. You don't need your full your your details of where you're stationed in when you were stationed there and all of that. He just need basically the years you serve and the date service egypt education history of the schools. You've attended other degrees. You hold things like that and finally basic information about the school or trading facility that you want to attend because you don't have to attend just a traditional community college or university or state scored like that. You can attend a variety of training facilities. Let's say you wanted to become an h vac technician. There are schools or training facilities that you can learn how to do that if you want to become a cybersecurity expert while their schools training facilities we can do that so again just some basic information about the school or the training facility that you want to attend now. You can do this by mail. Apply by mail using the va form or obviously the most preferred way is to apply online. That's going to be the fastest takes about thirty days or so for the va to verify eligibility. And that's it for step one. Step two you're just going to reach out to the school. the understanding. here's that you've already been accepted or you're well on your way to being accepted to the school. So you contact the school and request to speak to the va rep and these are your best friends in the post nine eleven gi bill business. Now i know i've heard some mixed reviews about. Va reps But they do know the school and they know the va. So they're going to be able to share some things with you. Some indepth information that you're not gonna be able to find him the va website. You're not gonna find on the school's website you're going to have to talk to them directly and step three. Follow the directions of your. Va school rep number. Four step four. Get your education. It's really that easy now. Look with nearly all things. Va there are multiple paths to get to the same destination but those steps has share with you apply online. Contact the school link with your. Va rep. That really is the simplest and most direct route to taking. Hold of your post nine eleven. Gi bill benefits. So if i would have had just a single question for this episode. We'd already be done. But i promise you i would share with you and the next is really important and that is how to maximize your post nine eleven. Gi bill benefits now. There are a bunch of ways to do this. And i'll mention those in passing and you can do your own homework and figure out if those are something you want or need to explore. But i want to focus on just two ways to maximize your benefit so your options. As far as maximizing your benefit goes find a yellow ribbon. School is one option tuition assistance. Top up that's another program that the va has. You may be eligible for you may need to look into There's also the option of a stem scholarship science technology engineering or math. If you're majoring in any of those categories you may be eligible for scholarship. Veteran education courses aka vet tech also tutorial assistance if you're struggling with biology or chemistry or calculus or whatever may be and you need a tutor to get tutorial assistance with the. Va actually pay you to go to a tutor. She can pass that course now here the two i want to talk about all the ones i just mentioned are in this section of the website that talks about the posting. I love jabil bill. But all the ones i mentioned in this section are in a section called additional information very simple and one of those is finding yo a yellow ribbon school. Excuse me and the second is not mentioned in that additional information but it is getting that monthly housing allowance and again. I'm going to dive into that but let's talk about the yellow ribbons school here for just a minute. So the yellow ribbon program can help you pay for hire out of state private school or graduate school tuition. That the post nine eleven. Gi bill does not cover so tuition might be higher than what the gi bill will cover or you want to attend a school as a nonresident student. Non resident of that state in other words. Another thing this is more of a side note. Not yellow ribbon schools specific. Your state may also provide additional benefits for you as a veteran. And that is something you should look into with your state. Truth be told your. Va rep at your chosen. School should be able to answer that question for you or at the very least be able to point you in the right direction. All right so that is the yellow ribbon school piece. I wanted to talk about and the other piece. That's not listed in additional information. section is section one. Oh seven sounds very boring but it's very very important. And that is the location based housing allowance the location based housing allowance. Now you will get a housing allowance for using the post nine eleven gi bill and if you attend all online classes this rate that it is set at is half the national average of an e five with dependence for their basic allowance for housing. So that doesn't change unless the national average changes. I know when i was taking a few online courses. It was eight hundred dollars a month. I don't remember the exact number but we're the location based housing allowance. Really comes into play is when you were attending in person classes. Now i want to set the record straight here then. There's this common misconception that your housing allowance rate is based on where you live. This is not the case. Your housing allowance is based on the zip code of where you're attending classes. I'm going to say that again. Your housing allowance is based on the zip code of where you are attending classes. Let me just share a little story from my own experience. I decided to take some undergraduate courses my undergraduate degree before went into the army. But i wanted to just take advantage of the post nine. Eleven she i built a little bit wasn't ready to work on my master's degree or anything so i was like you know what. Maybe i'll just take some courses. I know i have to take at least one of those in person. So i can get that in person Housing allowance right that location based housing loans. Well right up. The road from probably ten minutes or less away was a campus of the school. I was wanting to attend. They had multiple campuses all over the city and the housing allowance. Right there was. I don't know eight nine hundred dollars. Something like that. But if i would drive an extra seven or eight minutes i could get the location. Based housing allowance ended up being like eleven. Eleven sixty seven. Ninety i don't remember now. It's been a few years but i was like. Hey i will totally drive a few extra minutes to get the extra couple hundred dollars or so a month because to three hundred dollars a month because that just makes more sense because i want to get the same education and going to get the same course the same credit for the course. Why not just drive a few extra minutes so again. The housing allowance is based on the zip code of where you were attending classes. And i just mentioned this but keep in mind. You only need to attend a single class in person. that's it you can take the rest of your classes online and still collect the housing allowance based on the zip code of where you attending that one class. Now let's talk about kovic for a minute though we're we're still in the midst of this pandemic. I don't wanna say the middle. Hopefully we're nearing the end of it. But cova has missed a lot of things up our way of life our jobs our relationships a lot of things and it has changed the way a lot of schools do business and that is i'll say inadvertently affecting those of us trying to use the post nine eleven. Gi bill and some schools. They're not even holding in person. Classes yet and and veterans are facing this never before seen challenge and in fact. This was one of the concerns. someone maybe more than one person brought up when i ask about experiences with the post nine eleven. Gi bill. so. I just mentioned that you get paid at half the national average of an e five with dependence if you attend school all align. Let's say that's eight hundred dollars but if you attend at least one class in person you'll receive your housing allowance based on zip code of the school year attending so again when i attended in person. Who's eleven dollars a month so it made sense to at least attend one school. Excuse me or one class in person and this is where co vid really comes into play some schools. Excuse me some schools or universities that were previously holding in person. Classes do not even have the option to register for in person classes. Now which means that. If he veteran was attending in person in receiving that in-person housing allowance rate that housing allowance rate has suddenly changed to the online rate. And i've done a good bit of research into this. I have not found anything in my research for my conversations with veterans or anything social media no way to really get around this so to speak. So if you found a way to continue receiving the in-person housing allowance rate while attending only online due to covid. I would love if you would share that with us by reaching out to me at podcast at courage to fight again dot com. So i can send it out to the rest of our listeners. Finally and i'm really running low on time here but i promise three things at the top of the show how to use your gi bill. We cover that outta to maximize your gi bill. We cover that and now how to combine your gi bill benefits with another benefit. You may or may not have heard of and that benefit is vocational rehabilitation or volk rehab as it's often called now technically its known as veteran readiness and employment or vr and e but no one actually calls it that or at least not yet. It just hasn't a katelyn voc rehab. Though in fact is probably a better benefit than the post nine eleven. Gi bill pays for literally everything. You need special equipment for your degree. Plan pays for that. You have to pay for parking at your school. Pays for that. You'd pay for books pays for that pays for pretty much everything and just about anything you do that has to do with getting your education and i'm saying this because i want to reiterate it vo korea will pay for that and so it does seem at least initially to be a better benefit than the post nine eleven gi bill. But here's where you can. Combine them nate. Because you can't use them both at once you can use either one or the other because if you use vocal rehab or any it will cut into the total time you can use your gi bill. So here's the hack if you will if you use all thirty days of your post nine eleven gi bill and then apply for your vote rehab benefit. Frankly i'd opt for a bit more. Forty five sixty days. Something like that just to be on the safe side. But thirty days minimum is what i found volk rehab or vr knee or whatever. You want to call. It goes through a different process than the post nine eleven. Gi bill but leveraging these two benefits together is really the best of both worlds. And here's why. I say that because let's say you use just about all of your post nine eleven gi bill to get your bachelor's degree in psychology. But you wanna be a licensed professional counselor. Will you need at least a master's degree for that and you've used almost all of your jive. Ill what are you gonna do. Well then you go to your local. Vr knee or volk rehab counselor and say. Hey here's what i need to do. And then you move into the vote rehab program now again. Your mileage may vary. Because i've heard again a lot of mixed stories mixed reviews of working with folk rehab counselor but that is your process and again i will post a link to these processes or actually there's a few links but all these processes and all these resources in the show with that we have reached the end of season six episode. So what are your questions voice memo on your phone and send it to podcast kurds. Fight again dot com. So what's on your mind. What questions are you asking. What are your family members asking or join the post. Nine eleven veterans families facebook group and post your question. There have block of questions but the most important question we can ask ourselves. Is this have. I accept the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith in jesus christ well. I'll see you right back here. Two weeks from the day and the next veteran questions we'll be asking is this. How do i increase my va. Disability rating ohio and for the special gift. I promised every thursday evening is hosting a sous vide for justice guys who are veterans. Sorry ladies you're coming soon. The training for that. We will be walking through the resolved journey. Together get your copy of resolve for thirty percent off using the code asked and just head over to courage fight again dot com and click on. Get the book and if you like to join the group on the lincoln the show notes to let me know. And i'll be in touch tone next time. Thanks for We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.
The University of Alabama Shooting
"On february twelfth. Twenty ten forty five year. Old niro biologist. Amy bishop arrived a routine faculty meeting with her university of alabama huntsville colleagues about the minutes after the meeting started. She pulled a handgun from her purse and fire on the group after she fled the conference room bishop discarded her bloodstained jacket and weapon in a bathroom. She intended to slip out unseen and meet her husband outside the shelby center but was intercepted by police outside. The building bishop was then arrested and taken into custody. The shooting critically wounded six of bishops colleagues. Killing three it was a senseless as it was ruthless and many wondered what prompted the usually reserved scientists to turn violent. It didn't take investigators long to uncover a vital clue according to the new yorker a police chief from the boston suburb of braintree. Where bishop had grown up called huntsville's sheriff's department the morning after the shooting. His warning was grave. The woman you have in custody. I thought you'd wanna know. She shot and killed her brother back in. Nineteen eighty six according to amy's mother. Judy bishop when amy was twenty one. She accidentally shot her younger brother. Seth as judy told. Amy been home visiting from college and mistaken seth for an intruder. The family had experienced a break in their house the year before and amy's father purchased a shotgun for security. Amy raised the loaded shotgun but stopped short when she realized it was only seth arriving home from running errands but when she attempted to unload the gun. Amy accidentally shot her eighteen year. Old brother killing him. Amy was held in police custody until that evening. Boston police indicated. They believed to be an accident. Supported by a medical examiner's analysis of seth's gunshot wound though the incident likely caused. Ptsd shock. amy. Bishop didn't receive counselling or psychiatric treatment following her brother's death. When bishop later married and became a mother. Despite the appearance of normality it became clear that she was prone to explosive behavior. She reportedly lashed out in public on various occasions. Even physically assaulting a stranger pancake restaurant whose family was seated before hers bishop was also known to dismiss graduate students in her lab that she was supposed to be advising some acquaintances believed she was growing arrogant and resentful this increasingly erratic behavior coupled with reports that bishop had grown bitter and isolated after being denied tenure led investigators to believe the shooting was a demonstration of retaliation and anchor as bishop awaited trial in prison. The case of her brother's death was also reopened in june of two thousand ten. A grand jury indicted. Amy bishop for first degree murder of her brother shortly after she was indicted on multiple counts including capital murder and attempted murder for the february twelfth. Shooting though bishop initially pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity she ultimately pled guilty and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole bishop tried unsuccessfully to appeal the ruling and while she later express some remorse for her actions as nbc. News reported in two thousand fifteen many wary of bishops sincerity one survivor of the huntsville. Shooting cited it as a ploy to reduce her time in prison to date bishop continues to serve her sentence in an alabama penitentiary.
A Conversation With Leisl Leighton And Iain Ryan
"I always like a book where you learn something and enlist layton's latest. It is a whole vocabulary. Welcome back to published or not lay so thanks for having me janet. Lovely to be here. This vocabulary includes knots. Szucs carribean is monte hitches and belay ropes. What are you doing if you using these. Well you climbing specifically you're doing external climbing outside climbing up clemson things yet map mountain climbing. This has made read straightened very famous. we'll read my Hero of climbing fia. He is a television star. I'm here and his best. Might from school. They always liked to do extreme sports. And they priced videos online of themselves. Doing extreme thing particularly back love to climb the mountains in the world and they got a television series of the back of these videos. They did an exit of grew from there and he became very famous. Least to matt and climb yourself to experience some. I didn't I mean i've i i love. I love the mountains. And i'm. I'm an avid skier and been to a number of very high skiing. Places in the world is mountain climbed myself. I've done some exiling. Which i've i've really enjoyed but not the climbing match but my husband and my son are into rock climbing Actually does rock leng squad. I got along information from him. I you know i had. I had internal sources. The title of your book is climbing. Fia what's wrong. What's read Dots with him trying to climb a vice where he has climbed a lot and he can't and it comes out that six months ago he was in a a deadly accident and where his best friend of our doing a climb for the television shire and things went wrong and his friend died. Rate was injured but he is finding that he just can't climb anymore. That fear overtakes. He has panic attacks. That's one of the. The meanings of the taj mahal is is. The climbing team is sort of more internalized aspects of of the title to wound on. The country is a childhood friend. Reads natalie. She's also tasteful would she may be more internally fearful yet she's had a bit avert tragedy happened to her as well her she was married to a man who was in the army and he got. Ptsd after a couple of tours. I've says he refused to get proper treatment for us and it ended up with him shooting. Natalia and himself she survived but he did not so she says she feels the need to start a new life again and so she returns to the place that she grew up as a child that always comforted her and that she thinks it's going to be a really great place to take her daughter. Chilly in this. This place has bob bob east ethic. Everybody should have a bob in their life. Maybe that's well. Bob was actually in spot a little bit by a few people that i've met in my life one of them specifically actually who was an owner of a horse riding camp. I used to down to win when i was a teenager and there was the place called. Say missed palomino stuff. Actually mentioned in the acknowledgements signed by the raid family. And bob was the matriarch of that family and yet she was just a very special person very warm and loving but strict to to all the kids that went there. My bobby's much more gregarious than Than you know. The the read matriarch for husband. She's says she very much inspired character. But it's also little bits and pieces of other people who have been in my life as well that i just wanted to give a nod to the kind of people who have backed by nerve certain families whether those families are born or might will.
A highlight from S6 E3 - What is VA Solid Start?
"Welcome to we serve now. What were we seek to answer. The questions. veterans and their families are already asking that stays question is about a relatively new. Va program called va solid. Start and on today's show. We'll be answering all your questions about this program. What is it. who's it four. What's the goal of the program who's eligible and perhaps most importantly the actions that you need to take to not only take advantage of this program but also to take advantage of ball. The va benefits that you've earned through your military service. And i thought who better to answer this question than the person who came up with the program. So some of you may have heard of dr paul lawrence who is the head of the veterans benefits administration. Well his second. Command is a lady by the name of margarita devlin and she is an absolute well of knowledge. Not just from the. Va solid start program. But about so much more as well hello. My name is aaron perkins. I'm a. Us army combat veteran husband to a beautiful wife. Father to two amazing kiddos on the author of resolve a step by step guide. That takes you the veteran through the journey of rediscovering purpose. Meaning and passion in your life after you've left the military and if you hadn't guessed on the host of this podcast and when we come back my special guest will be here so sit back. Relax and enjoy my conversation with margarita. Devlin who am i. Why am i still here. How can i uncover who. I was meant to be during my own transition from the. Us army the wounds of war especially those not visible continued to plague my through the pain of job loss of ptsd diagnosis at crippling anxiety by finally discovered the reason. I'm here on the earth. And i knew i couldn't keep it to myself so i wrote a book. Simply titled result. Resolved is a book that has one apologetically faith-based a step by step guide designed for maximum effectiveness in the context of a small group of other veterans resolve provides veterans everywhere with the tool to help you step into your new life a life full hope purpose and vision for the future to pick up your copy of resolve head over to courage to fight again dot com. That's courage to fight again dot com. Well i am here with margarita. Devlin and i just want to take a minute to thank you margarita for being here on the show. This is going to be so so great. I'm super excited about it. But i want to take a minute just to kind of introduce you. And i don't want to steal your thunder because i'm going to give you a chance to introduce yourself as well but margarita devlin. She is the principal secretary for benefits in the department of veterans affairs. She's held that position since may of two thousand eighteen. Now that title in itself obviously a mouthful right. But i will let you. Margarita explained what your role is and all of that and kind of dive into a little bit more for listeners. Basically she second in command at veterans benefits administration so veterans benefits administration. Va that's your va. Va home loan disability compensation of oak rehab life insurance transition assistance and speaking of transition assistance marguerita has a lot of different advancements in military to civilian transition and also suicide prevention to include. What we're talking about today and that is the. Va solid start program so margarita. It is so good to have you. I just want you to want you to take a few minutes and introduce yourself but is so great to have you here. Welcome to we served now. What inky so much. It's really my pleasure to be here. Thank you for inviting me to be on this podcast And i guess what. I areas like to tell people as i've been in the va for twenty five years It's my passion to serve veterans in in various different roles throughout my career. i'm also mom of inactivity serving marine And also the mom of a college student Dad was a navy veteran brother served in the army so Military family close very close to my heart this mission so really happy to be here and talk about the solid start program haas of also weived definitely excited to have you and again on this show. We do our best to answer the questions that veterans and their family members are already asking and one of those questions is what is the. Va solid start programming. And that's question. Maybe we can just lead off with that. What is the. Va solid start program. Absolutely i'm happy to just dive right into that. so solid. The solid start program is really part of the military to civilian transition journey. That really looks at the fact. That transition does not end when you get the d. to fourteen at the end of your military service in fact those of you who have served you know this right. That's really when everything starts to actually happen and no amount of preparation With the military can really prepare you for what what your situation is gonna be like after we heard this from veterans so this program really seeks to connect with veterans in that first year after separation starting at about three months and then we follow up beginning six months in a year and it really is an opportunity for us to start out with. How is it going for you. How's your transition going. How're you doing what's going on in your life. What are you worrying about. And really letting the veteran drive the conversation about what he or she needs the moment how it's going and then our agents are very well trained to pick up on those cues from that conversation and provide that veteran with specific resources in guidance on how to continue their transition in the most successful manner. Possible that is that is huge. I remember. I remember when i got out at the end of two thousand fourteen. It was a kind of a drinking from the fire hose. Except i didn't even know what i was supposed to be drinking. You know it's like hey here's a bunch of benefits you might be eligible for good luck and so it's funny so we started this podcast in the summer of two thousand eighteen and it wasn't until i started this podcast and started doing some research that i learned about more benefits. I could've taken advantage of when i first got out. You know four years prior and so the fact that this this solid start program is tackling that specific issue. I think is great. So what what. Problems specifically is the program trying to solve will it is really a suicide prevention initiative and it came from the fact that we heard from veterans. That sort of felt like all the services and support sorta stopped When they separated from the military and because it was like drinking from a fire hose. They really didn't know where to go to do And who to connect to and it was really difficult for. Va to connect with veterans who were not engaging with our with our systems already so we entered into this agreement with department of defense and homeland. Security is coastguard is under homeland security to get data feet of all the military members when they were separating so that we can start those phone calls so that we can call everybody and by the way we do call everybody that we have information for that includes regardless of character discharge We will call these veterans and we will make sure that they get connected to services and resources that are that are specific to their needs so again suicide prevention. We recognize that. There is a a real. There's a reality about transition stress Which is very different than what you might think about with clinical rate with post traumatic stress disorder. Which is a clinical diagnoses Comes with its own required treatment in the mental health arena. But this is just It's stress around. All the life changes that happened with transition. And what you said you know sometimes they. You're hearing so much about so many benefits while you're in the process of separating that when you get out you might not realize that you didn't take advantage of all of them right right. That is so true. That is so true. So so the the tap program transition assistance program or the army's version i think is a cap or something. It is this part of that is essential that the tap program still exist. How does it factor into all that. They're they're connected. They're two separate things but connectors so the transition. Assistance program does still exist Dod really owns and operates. Don on any of the military services of course puts their own branding on their part of the program via has an entire day where we come in and we teach about. Va benefits was really great. We were able to get it to a full day. Always didn't always look like that but even in that full day where we teach it's really It's a classroom experience right so you're Before covid you were in a room with twenty twenty five other service members and as much as we try to make it engaging and make sure that the servicemember can tie all the benefits to their own personal situation using interactive workbook. All of those things. It still was a classroom experience. A not individual not one on one We do still have benefit visor. Available for one on one support with and they. They advertise that during the class. Now when we went into the code environment we go to virtual So we we are still pretty much in the virtual environment. We've we've started working on getting a little bit more in person presence with tap classes but of course as you can imagine Safety is the number one concern And so we think about this way. Transition assistance program is about teaching. You what you might need to know and getting you prepared in the right mindset for transition. Solid start is like okay. Now we're gonna talk to you after this happened after you got out of the military to see. How are you doing ended. All that stuff makes sense. What questions do you still have. And it's one on one so rather than having to listen to what everybody has to listen to if you already have a job and that's not your concern or you're already in college and using your education benefits that's not your concern but maybe you need to get into a medical appointment. You don't know how to navigate. That will work with you on justice. If that's what you need is maybe you have issues with your children. You need some some other resources. We have access to information about state department of veterans affairs benefits that can sometimes filling gaps were. Va can't Provide a service to really is personalized the comments we hear from veterans. I know you've been seeking feedback from veterans. As well is that they're surprised that va's calling and they're so thankful for it because they were maybe not sure who to call her how to ask about a particular benefit so it's been really interesting seeing the positive reaction from our veteran community. Absolutely and you know. I think that you know this is my opinion. You based on my own experience and the experience of know friends and other veterans who gone through the transition systems program. There are getting ready to get that to you to fourteen right. So all of those briefings. I shouldn't say all but a lot of those briefings are at least in the transitioning servicemembers. Mind it's it's a check the block it's like all right. Let me just get through this thing. So i can go home. Take off this uniform for the final time and get on with my life so the fact that you're contacting them throughout that first year i think they're going to be a whole lot more receptive to hearing. What the benefits are. Because it's not like you're not keeping them from you know from going home you know. You're not you're not saying. Hey you have to be here. This is your place of duty right now. So you mentioned covid nineteen and a lot of things have gone. virtual has there been any other impacts to the program. I know the program still pretty new but have there been any other impacts of the program as a result of the pandemic like are you behind or ahead or anything like that. A solid start actually was in a great position to react effectively to the covid nineteen situation. All of our agents were telework ready and all of our equipment works from telework standpoint. So they haven't skipped a beat they are not behind. They are on target When we first created the program we weren't sure what kind of response we were gonna get so when we created the program We we have to have a performance measure right so we said well. How many people do we really going to answer. The phone won't va calls. You know think about yourself right if your cell phone rings and you don't recognize the number what's the chance you're gonna answer it. Probably not your let it. Go to voicemail right. And if that person's important deli new message so we kinda thought we might get that sort of a reaction so we kinda started. Set the bar low. We said fifteen percent our goal was fifteen one. Five fifteen percent of veterans we reached out to we would be able to actually engage with. They would answer the phone and engage with our with our representatives. It's been just phenomenal. The actual result actually have your with me the december twenty twenty report since we began the program. We have reached over. Eighty seven thousand veterans and the fiscal year. Twenty twenty today fifty seven point. Five percent have responded and engaged. Yeah i know it's it's been just an incredible Response and we also prioritize veterans. Who we know from the information from dod if a veteran had mental health appointment In that last year of service before they left the military prioritize them and we also know that for that population. We need to make sure we get them connected into. Va healthcare and with that sub population. The percents even higher seventy three point. Six percent have responded to our agents and our end have engaged with them on the phone. Wow that is really really great. How surprised were you at the at the numbers when he finally saw them. In the beginning. I was very surprised. And then you know we had a town hall with are Representatives the ones who are actually making the call and it was really interesting. Many of them are veterans themselves. Some of them are you were military spouses. And some of them even used to work in the tap program and and they're so passionate about their work and they're always submitting new ideas about how to improve the program here in the anecdotes That they shared with me about what some of these veterans were telling them and how grateful they were for this phone call. One thing we do is we did put it on the caller. Id so in most with most cellular services You you'll it'll save veterans affairs on your phone so you kind of notes the. Va calling so kind of helps to increase the the response rate but yeah. It's it's been an amazing response for veteran for so happy that this program is reaching them in making impact. Yeah definitely that's great. That's great so. Va solid start. It's for those who are basically brand new to the civilian world right so for those of us like myself and a lot of our listeners who are not newly separated what resources are available for us for helping us understand available that that we can take advantage of so a couple things you're right. Solid start is for those that are recently separated so for veterans of any era. Were here for you as well. And you know i always. I'm always very sensitive to that that you know if you Or vietnam era veteran. We care about you. We want you to call us if you if you never got connected to your benefits. Please call us and we will walk you through. There's a main toll free number which is one eight hundred eight two seven one thousand and that is our main call centre. Those agents are trained across the entire portfolio benefits as well and they will help you identify. What eligibilities you might have In the benefit side and they can even connect you to healthcare If you if you haven't signed up for your healthcare so they can. They can kind of connect you regardless of when you got out of the military And if you are a veteran that just got out in the last year and you haven't gotten your solid start call. I say the information we get from dod his last information we had about the servicemember. Sometimes people change their phone number They changed their email address. We do try and reach out by email First before we make that first phone call so call us. And if you're in that last in the first year after separation just asked to be transferred to the solid start program very cool very cool and you just taught me something with this eight hundred numbers at eight hundred eighty two seven one thousand right cracked. Okay so i could you know after we finish this conversation i could off here. I could call that number and find out the benefits that i'm eligible for. Maybe i'm not taking advantage of. Yes and really. What what they're gonna do is they're going to ask you some questions. What type of benefit are you thinking about. you know. and because we haven't education call center so if you said hey. I'm really wondering if i'm if i'm eligible for the gi bill. They'll transferred to gi bill experts. Right if you say well. i'm really kind of thinking. What kind of employment types of benefits or what about disability benefits So you know they'll help you with those benefits. It's a little bit different than solid. Start in that There are more got react to what you're needing in the moment whereas are solid start agents are trained to sort of prompt And get information out of the veteran to help navigate the whole suite of benefits they might be entitled to and i also wanna say your state department of veterans affairs. They have offices in in different states. We have regional offices. One day hopefully will be able to meet in person again. But in addition there's the veterans service organizations in. They're out there to help. There's a lot of resources but yes feel free to call us. Anybody listening to podcasts. Give us a call one. Eight hundred eighty two seven one thousand and we'll try and get you connected to your benefits above love it and so speaking of benefits and this is it's kind of a curiosity question. I guess what is the most overlooked benefit that veterans typically. Don't take advantage. There's a couple and we actually make it a point to focus on these in the beginning They're time sensitive so one thing for example is life insurance benefits. There is a time limit on when you can convert your service group. Life insurance to veteran group life insurance. And if you don't do in that timeline you kind of miss the opportunity It's about a year and a half out from from when you leave the military so We tell them always about life insurance and that's always kind of a tricky thing right. Nobody ever wants to think about end of life. Especially you know you. A young twenty five year old veteran and twenty six year old. And they're thinking while life insurance okay. You know if they're single and they don't have a a spouse children they might not be thinking about it so we want to make sure they understand the value of having that life insurance policy and so that they make an informed decision potentially to take advantage of it another one is dental care the eligibility for dental care which is time limited in a lot of veterans miss out on that because they don't fully understand it so there's a couple of the ones that we know are are critical sensitive And honestly we've heard some some of our veterans who say they didn't file for disability benefits. Because they didn't feel like they should take that benefit away from another veteran so we do spend some time explaining that they don't take benefit from another veteran. It's a it's a mandatory benefit. Were any veteran. Who's eligible for the benefit and it also opens up the door for healthcare. And you know if you're young and strong now but but you know that you had injuries orthopedic injuries for example. But you're okay and you can kind of deal with the pain right now. Well one day you're going to need healthcare it might worsen You know this is. This is not a handout. It is an investment in that veteran. Making sure that they can stay strong and half the care that they need to to For the rest of their life if needed sure sure so that is some really really great information. But it's not every day that i get to to the principal. Deputy undersecretary for benefits at the veterans benefits administration or being translated. Second command right. So i have a couple of questions that they're they're along the lines of transition but not solid start specific right sure all right so one thing that i'm incredibly passionate about is helping veterans rediscovery since of purpose and meaning after the military and so finding that sense of purpose in that sense of meaning after military service is. It's really the single most challenging part of a chat challenging part of the transition and so one question. I wanted to ask you is how does the. Va help with this aspect of post military life. It's interesting that you bring that up because our research also validates that is one of the biggest challenges. In fact we did. We just started last year. A post-separation study of veterans. Who went through the top programme while they were in uniform to kind of see the retrospective look right. Because it's one thing we can really high marks in the classroom right there. The ninety six percent are highly satisfied with our tap class. But what we wanna do is wait to your veteran in the naski. Look back on and say okay now. How well prepared did you feel you were and we also bounce that against data to see are they employed you know are they using our benefits and we ask them for information about how they're doing so in that study we found the open comments that we got from veterans were very much around that loss of sense of camaraderie. That loss of sort of feeling that you're part of a community unit cohesion that you had the military you don't have that in communities today And just that that loss of sense of purpose and mission so we're just now starting to lean in to explore how the can help with that. We can't solve the problem ourselves right because we're not going to be that sense of community for them but we can connect them and we've been engaging with a lot of organizations nonprofits and via so organizations that provide that connectivity that sense of community in that sense of mission And we're starting those conversations to say. How do we infuse that into the solid. Start program so that we can start connecting veterans in a different way to give them that sense of community. they're looking for. It's really going to involve have to involve a partnership model via. Can't do this alone. Sure sure on love the fact that that the va is realizing this and is like you said leaning into that so now this is a this next question for you is potentially a touchy question. But i don't need to tell you that. A lot of veterans are like. I don't like the va about experience for those veterans who have had that experience or they're just like man. I've heard so many bad things. I don't even wanna try it you know. It's probably not worth the hassle. What what would you say to them if they were if they were asking like. Okay what should i do. Should i do anything. What would you say to them right now. A couple of things first of all. I wanna say avenues. Cells and good news typically unfortunately does not get the same kind of traction. There are so many good news stories out there. And if you look for them you'll see them. I would say comback triumphs again. It's not the same. va that. It was a few years ago. We have come such a long way in the healthcare system with the hospitals in the end the outpatient clinics in our regional offices are outreach is is so much different and we understand better how to improve the experience for our veterans. So i would say it's been a couple of years maybe had a bad experience comeback to us get another chance and if your experience is not absolutely stellar fabulous edit. It doesn't make you turn around your opinion of va. Reach out to us. And i would say in the healthcare system. We have Advocates in every medical center. Go talk to the patient advocate. Tell them about your experience. Let us change something. If there's something specific that's not quite right. Sitting in our via regional office asked to speak to the leadership team. We have lead dan so hard on getting feedback from veterans and making changes across the entire enterprise. It's it's just not the same. Please try again in comeback. That's what i would say. Sure sure so of just just anecdotally right so my family. And i we live in alabama and so my closest a regional center is in birmingham. And so you know i. I've been there a lot over the past few years. And when i compare the service and the facilities and everything like that to a to a more local hospital more local medical facility. It is night and day difference. I mean bring. Va clinic is just top of the line. So it it is really an and again. I know everyone is different but it even from. When i used to go to the va we lived in texas to go into the va. Here it is. There's so many positive changes that have been made in at so honestly i'm really really happy with with the facilities and the care receive and everything like that so glad to hear that. Yeah absolutely absolutely so what's a big takeaway here right. So what does something. All veterans and newly separated veterans or. Otherwise what should they really remember from our conversation. Today i would say remember that. Va is here for you We probably have a benefit or a service that you might not have been aware of And we wanna be there. We want to be partners in your military civilian transition. We want to be partners in your life and help you with any issues that you might have. We're not the answer for everything But we also have connections with community resources and just reach out to us if if you need anything don't try and go it alone and again if if you had a bad experience in the past comeback to us i promise you it should be a much better experience now and like i said if there's anything you encounter that that you have an issue with let us know we're here to be part of it. I mean my personal story. My brother who is an army veteran wouldn't go to the. Va for the longest time. I finally got him to go and he's been so thrilled he was. He calls me up and he's like says they're offering me services that i didn't even ask for. They're they're doing this. They're doing that. And i said yes. That's what we call wraparound services when you come into a va. We are not just looking at the problem that you presented with. We're gonna ask you how else we can help you. And he's been so impressed with that. He wishes he would start in the. Va system a long time ago. It really is We've really made some great advances. So please come see as awesome awesome so here on the show. We like to give our listeners. Some practical next step. So when this podcast finishes playing what should they. Do you know the context of our conversation today. What should they do because today's question is. Hey what's the. Va solid start program. And obviously you've answered that more than we could ever imagine and in so having you on the show has been just absolutely outstanding but what should their next steps be right after listening to this podcast. I would say if you're curious about the benefits and services we offer You might try to going to our website. Www dot va dot gov easy to remember And when you go to. Va dot gov. You'll see sort of things grouped into logical sort of life domain issue. So you'll be able to kind of navigating see. Wow you know what is what does the. Va half for me. And then you can actually apply for many of our programs online. Some of them Were still working on getting online. But you get the application online so that would be one thing and then if you just don't wanna talk to somebody some full more comfortable calling on the phone and talking to somebody call that number i gave earlier one eight hundred eight two seven. One thousand You know we're here for you. Take that step. Check us out If you're already enrolled in one of our programs you know good on you but there might be something else that he don't know about so check us out. Sure well margarita. Devlin this has been so so rate again. You have answered the question. What is the a solid star program. Frankly answered a whole lot more questions as well. So thank you so so so much for coming on serve now. What really enjoyed having him my pleasure and thank you for what you're doing to. It's really important work. I hope you've enjoyed my conversation with margarita devlin. So what are your questions recorded voice memo on your phone and send it to podcast at courage to fight again dot com or joined the post nine eleven veterans and families facebook group. And post your question there. We all have a lot of questions but the most important question we can ask ourselves is this have. I accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith in jesus. Christ we'll i'll see you right back here. Two weeks from day and the nixed veteran question. We'll be asking is this. How do i use my post nine. Eleven gi bill. Well until next time. Thanks for listening. We serve now. What is a production of courage to fight again.
'The Hate U Give author Angie Thomas on the importance of humanizing Black men
"Andrew. Thomas is a thrill to welcome you to washington post live. Thank you so much for having me. Listen we'll talk about the hate you give in in a moment. The movie is superb. We'll talk about why i think it's superb in a moment. But why did you decide to write about maverick carter. Who's the father of the main character in the hate you give in your new book. Concrete rose maverick. Is the character that i was asked about the most which you know kinda surprising since. We're talking about a young adult novel and in the hague if he was the father. You wouldn't think the father would get that much attention but my readers from the young kids at telling me that maverick is one of their favorite characters to the moms and the dads who were just in all him in inspired by him on. It was very apparent that there was a lot of love for this character but there were a lot of questions to and something that my readers wanted to know. How did he become the man and the father that we see in the hate you give when we know that he was once in a gang he wants sold drugs even once went to prison. And those aren't things you always line up with. Wonderful father filler community So it was. It was their questions that led me to decide. You know what. Maybe i should explore this character. His story to give a bit more perspective and understanding and show that. He's not so much a unicorn as people think he is. I have. I have a an a confession to make an admission. I didn't see. I didn't watch the hate you give even though is red. I saw all the reviews and people are raving about it. I didn't watch it until a couple of days ago. And i didn't because quite frankly suffering from ptsd. I could not take. I thought another movie where we would see something. Bad happened to somebody black watching it a couple of days ago to your point. Maverick was just this character. That i just drew. I was just drawn to him primarily. Because i'm looking at a person. Even though he's in a gang he was in a gang. He went to prison even though he did. All these things that i personally couldn't relate to but the man was someone i recognize and is that part of what people were reacting to. In in maverick in the hate you give absolutely absolutely. I have to say the movie played a role as well in me writing this book. Russell hornsby's portrayal of maverick was phenomenal. it was truly a gift and i was able to have conversations with him once set about the character that made me dig deeper into maverick. Who he was and what led him to be who he was so The character has as has gotten his big fan base. And i think it is because there's something about the quality of the man that really draws people in and his the fact that he did do all of these things that there are a lot of people who can't connect with that they can't connect with you know going to prison or being in a gang but they can't connect with wanting to protect your family. They can connect with wanting to improve your community An empowering your children. So i hope it goes to show people that There are some aspects of all of us that we can connect with once we get to know each other as opposed to making quick judgments and another confession. I was tearing up in many places primarily because of maverick that opening scene talking to his kids but especially the scene after the run in at the at the restaurant in the parking lot with the police he lines them up in the in the in the front yard so powerful and i bring that up. Because there's another thing about maverick and about your book and the movie and also i was thinking about the last black man san francisco a movie from twenty nineteen. You're about humanizing black characters in the emotion that maverick brings to just to the story and the fact that you allow him to be to be an a moat and emotional person but also a a complex person talk about. How about how you wanted in this way to humanize black masculinity. That was so important for me to do when i set out to write the hate. You give with maverick. Just as a minor character it was important for me to show this complex man This complex father who is not only active in his children's lives but he shows a full range of emotions And now with writing historian concrete rose in so important for me to show a black boy who shows a full range of emotions. There's this idea that black men black boys don't cry and society has made them feel as if they can't cry. I'm black boys would tell you all the time. I'm not week be week. I can't cry cry yes you can. It's it's a part of the white supremacy of this society to make black men and black boys fellas. If showing emotion makes them week when in turn it also be humanizes it makes them seem like they are emotionally roots. Who you know it's okay. It's justified to to hunt them down and kill them. If you don't see somebody as human it takes away that value on their life and you will find reasons to justify why it's okay that they lose their life so it's all a part of that is all a part of that ecosystem and for me as an author a specifically as someone who has dedicated ourselves to show him black children mirrors that are authentic that empowered them is so important for me to show black boys. This tough hard black boy who also cries who's also vulnerable who's also sensitive so that it will normalize them but also so it will normalize it for others as well. I'm in this world that they step into
Interview With Rachel Hollis, motivational speaker And author
"Hey everyone welcome to a special live episode of skimmed from the couch. I am so excited to be back from matt. Leave for this recording. It's been a huge week and we are thrilled to have a virtual audience joining us today for our conversation with rachel. Hollis rachel is a bestselling author podcast host and motivational speaker. You know her as the author of the hit book girl. Wash your face and her latest book. Didn't see that coming just came out last. Fall rachel you for joining us. Welcome to skip from the couch. Oh thank you guys so much for having me. We're gonna start with our first question. Let's have you skin your resume. What are the highlights. So my first job out of high school. I didn't go to college. My first job out of high school was actually miramax films. So back in the day when miramax was making good will hunting and emma and That was a bit of a trial by fire as you might suppose. I sort of hopped around production companies after that working as an assistant and then a coordinator and in the midst of that working in la and working in the entertainment industry was an incredible lesson on some levels and also pretty toxic environment on the other. And so i started to dream about what it would like to start my own company and be my own boss and after having a really crappy boss. I quit on a friday and started my company. Monday morning and back then. I was an event planner. So i had gotten my experience doing movie. Premieres press junkets. And i started to do those for brides and people having bought mitzvahs and someone's fiftieth birthday party. And i solely built that company up into what would become a high end luxury event business and it was really fun and it really fed my creative passion of designing spaces and the thrill of putting an event together and i started to get a bit restless and begin again to dream of something more. I started a blog back in two thousand eight which was sort of the heyday to have a blog and slowly than built that into a media company. So back then we wouldn't have used. We wouldn't have known things advertising or Putting things into your blog posts or talking about a certain product. But i started to kind of finagle my way and realized that there was a business there and that gave birth to the media. Company that i now owned today and i like to say you know my my job hasn't changed that much over the years. I have always just been trying to communicate with women in my community and my company and the things that i teach have evolved as i have evolved as a woman so i started writing a blog than i began writing books. Then i began writing about my life and all of that led to the things i've known for today which is speaking and writing and podcasts. Obviously as you just said so much of your life is out of the public on social media. What is something that we can't google about you that you haven't posted on instagram. That you see on my gosh so many things. Well okay. i'll tell you guys. I have not said this publicly but i'm really excited. I just finished my first screenplay. Congratulations thank you thank you. I literally cried when i wrote the last words. Because it's something. I dreamed about writing for a long time and as a writing is my creative outlet and started as an author in fiction and then somehow fell into nonfiction and kind of advice. And it's always been a dream to write a screenplay because i want to challenge myself a new medium so that was a big deal to finish. Who knows what will happen. And honestly i don't even care. I'm just proud of myself for finishing. Is it adapted from your books or is now really totally new idea. Yeah totally new idea. That's so exciting. Great way to start off the year. So i wanna We're going to go back into to how you grew. Up and tire stories started to evolve. We mentioned in our intro. The title of your book didn't see that coming. Your own story started with a tragedy that obviously you and your family did not see coming which was losing your brother to suicide and that loss is such an enormous part of your story in one start first of all despite using so sorry for your loss in also by asking if you could share with our audience just how that experience shaped you at such an earlier age and really shaped your resilience. Yes so When i was fourteen years old my older brother ryan committed suicide. He had struggled with mental illness for a kind of as long as i can remember was when i was little. I didn't really understand that. That's what was happening. But as i can look back as an adult. I understand it from totally different perspectives. I was fourteen. And i think that losing him in in that way would have been awful and traumatic no matter what but what sort of added so much more gravity to the situation was that i found him so i had not just the loss but also the ptsd of of that day in the morning and going through those things and wife shattering. I mean my family. My i think that my parents did the best that they could with the skills and the tools that they had but they didn't have a lot of skills and tools so it was already a hard childhood and this was sort of the thing that shattered Everything that was and trying to learn to deal with that. When i didn't have parents who knew how to help how to advise or to ask me questions or hey. This is who we should talk to. That just wasn't a resource that existed in my life so it was really hard to say the least
DAOs Back In The Spotlight with Professor Aaron Wright
"You've been in the ecosystem a very long time so you you were here. When the dow the entire the dow thing went down way interested in dallas. Before that do that kind of kick it off for you. Yeah i mean. I actually was an avid reader of bitcoin magazine. Way back in the day. And i remember Dan larimer writing about decentralized autonomous corporations which was kind of the precursor to douse. I thought that that was a fascinating concept. The thought being that you can use at that time that bitcoin blockchain and an interesting implementation called colored coins to begin to represent the structure of a corporation as using blockchain to kind of record interests in the entity using those interests to to think about how to transfer assets had build controls into a corporation using smart contracts. I thought it was absolutely fascinating and kind of all clicked together as not surprising when when metallic and others began to veto venture towards thirty. Am and dow's became an important part of that story. Right does appear in the white paper. There was lots of conversations around. is that the community. I began to think about. I was equally fascinated and the dow itself was really i expression of that interest right So a theorem Was just recently launched for the most part even though it took some time to get the on tests nats and a whole bunch of other technical hurdles. But you know i really thought it was great that christoph and and team began to really push. Here they wanted to build a was in the white paper. They wanted to explore what these new digital organizations can look like and the dow is really the first grade experiment in that area. I i remember even before the dow launched seeings or demos and other things by the sparkle team dealing with you know a theam slash iot related devices which i thought were incredibly cool and i think to everybody's surprise though. The dow just was much more successful. Than i than. I think anybody would have imagined right. It was supposed to be kind of a a small experiment. It became a massive experiment and then he had a kind of a spectacular. Finish at which i think was Was great in terms of automating people's minds about the possibilities of a theorem at but at the same time highlighting a number of the challenges and but technical and then over subsequent months has lawyers and other folks began to to get some regulatory challenges as well so it you know i think it was the first great use case for theory was dow's and i do think people had a bit of ptsd. How after the dow and they were kind of free to play around and divan and start. Start to see what this ecosystem look like. There was obviously developer teams like the arrogant team and the dow stocks team. That were that were pushing forward. But i think people put to to the side as we saw token sales and other other kind of crypto economic systems began to be exported in twenty sixteen seventeen eighteen. But they're back great houser coming back to focus. There's a lot of activity in the dow space that i think as you know folks are beginning to pay attention to and if you are a developer or somebody that's interested in boxing technology. I imagine that it's probably worth your time to start to dig in here and think about what may be coming over the next couple of months and years.
Anne Hathaway Opens Up About Dealing With Insecurity And Anxiety
"Okay after twenty years in the spa anne. Hathaway still gets nervous about making public appearances. She's promoting her new. Hbo max phone locked down and took to instagram to show off her. First case of the twenty twenty one. Talk show hives. Wow i'm surprised. She gets that nervous. I'm not really that surprise. I think anne hathaway knows that every time she opens her mouth with no matter what she says. Someone is going to criticize her. I mean look even on the show yesterday she said oh. My real name is anne. We were like what are you doing. That meanwhile sean diddy puffy puff daddy. Thank you know we let him go. Seventies and not say a word but i just thought an had to wait has ptsd from the media because everyone wants to beat her
Francisco Lindor: New Hope For Mets Fans?
"For a big splash. A big domino to tip over and the mlb off season and we got one yesterday. The new york. Mets acquired francisco lindores and carlos carrasco from the cleveland indians for two shortstops in two minor leaguers and enormous transaction. How surprised are you that this happened not surprised at all. Buster olney is the host of the baseball tonight partly cast and he has been covering baseball for more than three decades. Look the last few years there had been so much industry speculation about when would the indians trade lynn door. In fact a couple of years ago. Paul dolan their owner told that the fan base look. Enjoy while you can. Because it was an assumption he was going to be traded. I think if not for the pandemic he would have been traded in the middle of last summer so the indians move in now and the fact that the mets were the buyers. That's not surprising either. Because i think mets fans have been waiting for Steve owns team to to make a big move and he certainly did that. And getting the best shortstop in baseball. Yeah i want to ask you about the cleveland side of the equation in a little bit. But i i wanna dive into the buyer that you mentioned because steve cohn buster. The mets new owner hedge fund billionaire self identifying proudly so diehard mets fan from long island. He's been on twitter. I'll off season making very loud noises about this being a new different kind of organization. You know we want to be excellent in all areas of this game That's going to require resources. And i'm fully committed to making that happen. He is so monumentally. Wealthy i mean he was one of the few people who didn't lose money in this pandemic shortened twenty twenty season. So what does this tell you about the promise of his regime yeah. He's the richest owner in baseball. Now and i. I wrote a piece Free espn dot com. That for mets fans who have suffered through their. Ptsd of the wilpon. Yes this is that the finally they get their reward were they have an owner. Who's willing to go toe to toe with the yankees owner. Who bills a team. That has continued success. I don't just want to get into the playoffs. I want to win a championship. You know through the years. Since i've been working in the new york market the assumption whenever a really big name came up. Was that the yankees. Probably elbow the mets out of the way and they would get the players in the in. The mets would operate like an upper middle class team rather than a big market team and this deal signals a change in that. But what i do believe. Is this a major markelle tune during the should have a budget to measure with the yankees coulda used shortstop. There are other big market teams. That could use a shortstop. And the mets get the best shortstop so because you are a veteran of the new york market i need to know how is indoor going to help reshape. Just the identity of the team itself because i mean nolan reported future about him. We'll get to that a bit as well but just how good is he. What's potential here well. He's the perfect player for the mets right. Now he's an elite defensive shortstop smash back can't buy off-balance throw in recent years jacob. Degrom has been great. Despite the fact that mets have been really poor on defense. It's shorts especially they need more lineup. Ballots lindores a switch hitter. They could use more power drill door with law. Law door hits for power. They could use speed lindores does that. He looked like the road runner as he took off from first base and he absolutely has the personality to be the face of a franchise in new york. You talking about someone who loves to play is nicknamed mr. smile. Hangmen fans absolutely will gravitate toward him. Yeah
Lawyer: Soldier charged in Rockford shooting may have PTSD
"An attorney for the U. S. army special forces sergeant accused of killing three people at an Illinois bowling alley this past weekend says her client may suffer from PTSD Winnebago county state's attorney J. Hanley says thirty seven year old Duke Webb who had just completed a fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan has admitted to the shooting rampage inside a bowling alley that left three people dead a fourteen year old male was shot in the face he is alive but hospitalized in critical condition sixty five year old Thomas first half was on the first floor when the defendant began shooting first a first test began running toward the stairs when the defendant shot him in the torso he tells W. LS TV that victim died as did two other men but Webster Turney says he'll undergo a mental health evaluation suggesting he suffers from post traumatic stress disorder Webb is assigned to Eglin Air Force base in Florida and was visiting family in the Rockford Illinois area I'm Jackie Quinn
Pandemic Self Care with Heather Ferri
"Welcome everybody to a special edition of the healing place podcast. I had been recording. Facebook live conversations with thirty six of my previous podcast guests. I was so blessed that they came back to join me on a pandemic self-care series. When the pandemic i started back in march of twenty twenty. And so i've been wanting to put these out for a while and now i'm starting to add them back. I put a few out and now putting them out into the universe again so over these next few weeks keep an eye out or an ear out i guess. For more of these pandemic self care strategies. These guests are coming on to talk about these that you can do to easier anxiety about what's going on in our world with covid nineteen and but also strategies to help others who may be struggling as well so Take a listen in. Thank you for liking commenting sharing and help inviting other people to tune in to the hill in place. Podcast episodes all right. Thanks so much and until next time. Remember gentle with yourself. Hi everybody welcome again to the healing place. Podcast facebook live series on pandemic self care. And so we're going to continue our discussions of what we can do to keep ourselves grounded and calm in strategies we can utilize in. I'm very excited to have with me today. Heather phares welcome other. Thank you so much. Thank you for having me absolutely. Yeah so tell people a little bit about you and what it is you do. The i am the author of victim to victory and i'm hired internationally to As a trauma coach i work with to eastern scientists specifically Brain protocols of they deal with ptsd ocd addiction and the psyche abused and Electrolytes produce water and a utilize these two fundamental sciences with help. Healing mental illnesses The grade and They're not covered yet by insurance. But i'm hoping down the road. They will be wonderful. Yeah in the. We talked a few seconds beforehand about the water and it's almost healing properties. I mean just the health benefits of it alone right. It is it's I've been very busy in the last week. Talking to families specifically mothers and speaking to business owners about this device because we think of water there's hundreds on the market but this is actually a licensed medical device. It's actually been used. Japanese hospitals for forty five years. It has substantial clinical research and one of the waters create seven different types of waters for seven purposes. Yelling but one of them is the two point. Five electrolysers hyper clerk acid wash and wanted to get that right and that water is fda approved to clean restaurants that water japanese hospitals is used to a cleans their medical facilities. They're medical equipment. It is actually could kill intense Ten minutes in this is an pubmed things like staff e. coli aids Mercer these are very very very powerful property right now and so. I'm trying to teach business owners the value of not just the machine but to really go green and to really have the product to clean your facilities in especially when you open your doors again to have a spray bottle of this spring hands. All the time is really important. You can use the two point five water also to gargle to kill things like strap infections Gum disease cavities. You can use a little bit in the ears. So it's i always said years ago. I started using the products which people drink goodwater clean water. I said it was really the specialty waters. That were priceless now. In this sort of situation short in people are now paying attention to even people who have purchased a device. I've actually been doing a zoom sessions to teach them about how to use that water specifically because they're like. Oh my gosh. i didn't know. I didn't know and it's overwhelming at first because it's a new way of working it's a it's it's seven types of waters. We only think there's one water to drink with. Ray didn't move. There are so many options and then obviously the drinking water has healing properties or medical grade properties for the first twenty four hours to help detox things like viruses wonderful
Progress Toward A Safer Psychedelic Drug To Treat Depression And Addiction
"There's growing evidence that psychedelic drugs can help people with mental health problems like addiction and depression. But these drugs also cause hallucinations and other dangerous side effects. So as NPR's Jon Hamilton reports, scientists are working to create safer alternatives. The drug ibogaine comes from the roots of a West African shrub. Small studies suggest it can reduce drug cravings and withdrawal symptoms. But David Olson of the University of California, Davis says using ibogaine is a treatment presents huge challenges. Ibogaine is like the Mount Everest of psychedelics. It causes hallucinations and potentially fatal heart problems. Also, it's really hard to make in large quantities. Olson in a team of researchers had a question. Can you take a really complex molecular structure like ibogaine and distill it down to its essential elements that give rise to the beneficial effects? Coulson's team started by giving the ibogaine molecules some nips and tucks be locked off the parts of the structure that gave rise to a lot of the deleterious effects and we left the part of the structure intact. It still was able to have anti addictive and anti depressant properties. The changes also left the substance that was easy to manufacture. The scientist named their creation tavern and tha Log or TV G, and they began testing it in rodents, including some binge drinking mice. Every single animal in the experiment. Reduce their consumption for alcohol, which was really, really surprising. TVG also helped rats that had been addicted to heroin, Olson says. Usually these rats relapse in response to light or sound cues they associate with the drug Tabernacle log is able to have this long lasting protective effect on heroin relapse. TVG also improved symptoms of depression in mice. All without producing any heart problems or behaviors associated with hallucination. Wilson, who has a financial stake in T B G, says drugs based on psychedelic substances have great potential because they work in a different way. They don't mask disease symptoms. Really designed to try to rewire the brain. The T B G results appear in the journal Nature, and it's still not clear whether they will hold up in people. But scientists not involved in the study say the approach has great potential. It's definitely promising it zah first step Gabriella Manzano is a researcher at well Cornell Medicine in New York and co author of a commentary on the T V G study. She says it suggest a way to make other psychedelic drugs safe enough to become mainstream options for treating psychiatric disorders. This provides a road map on how we could start tweaking these chemical compounds to make them very useful in the clinic. Keep the good parts get rid of the bad parts. It's still not known, though, whether getting rid of the bad parts will keep the drugs from being effective. Counter. Liston is an associate professor of neuroscience and psychiatry it while Cornell. One of the big questions in the field is is the hallucinogenic experience necessary for getting better. And there's some evidence both ways, Liston says. It's time to figure out what psychedelic drugs and they're triplets counterparts can really do for people with depression, addiction, PTSD and other disorders. Let's gather the data. Let's see what works. Let's make sure we understand the safety profile. But let's also be open to the possibility that these compounds could really help. A lot of people who need help. Listen, notes that one psychedelic ketamine has already been approved to treat depression. Jon Hamilton. NPR news
Army to reconsider discharge rulings on veterans with PTSD
"Is agreeing to reconsider its issuing of thousands of less than honorable discharge is to service members. With PTSD and other mental health problems that, according to a settlement announced today of a federal court lawsuit filed by two army veterans who fought in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This lawsuit covers veterans nationwide who did not receive fully honorable discharges. Status prevented them from receiving military funded health care and benefits. The army will use new criteria to reconsider thousands of discharge upgrade applications that were previously denied.
Could the West Los Angeles VA’s tent city be a model for bringing relief to LA’s unhoused?
"In Brentwood, and he spots something unusual. Ah, homeless encampment. That's not the unusual part Sadly. What is unusual, though, is the way this this encampment encampment looks. looks. Whole Whole sidewalk sidewalk was was taken taken up up by by a a line line of of identical identical tents. tents. Big Big tents tents and and pinned pinned to to the the outside outside of each one of those is an American flag. This is right outside the West L. A VA campus, The Veterans Administration campus if you're not familiar with it that is a huge gated property just west of the 405 federally owned healthcare compound for military vets. Run by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of La's homeless veterans receive services there. To some folks actually stay on the sidewalk near by This eye catching encampment only popped up in the last few months. It's a road, 30 tents and all the tents were supposed to be a line. There also have flags on the left hand side. Dean leave is an army veteran. I served 86 through 89 under Ronald Reagan Problem. Five tonight Field artillery in Fort Carson, Colorado. Says PTSD from a sexual assault by another soldier led him to substance abuse and eventually homelessness. It's chaotic is living on the streets is, Dean says, This encampment has some military style order. We have a standard operating procedures. We have fire guard. We have security watches. A lot of veterans have a lot of different stories. Each one has their own individual. Sorry. One thing that many share is the feeling that being a veteran and being homeless is Well, you know, the saying adding insult to injury. Yeah, really gets you down your spirituality after serving the country and I'm not complaining, but by all means I haven't had a gratitude this long and water in the complaint list. The end of the day. You know, I didn't serve this country It hurts, And for some of the veterans here that hurt his coalesced around to cause what they see is decades of negligence when it comes to housing homeless vets. On the west L A. V, a campus. And in that respect, this encampment is meant to draw attention. We're standing our ground as a peaceful protest. Against what? Exactly, And why now? That story, it turns out is only the latest development in a much bigger saga, one that involves a prime piece of real estate, a corruption scandal a pandemic in the plan to pick up the pieces. KCR W's Anna Scott takes it from here. The story really begins. 133 years ago in 18 87. Hey, we told you it was a saga that year, a wealthy family donated the land That's now the campus with the stipulation that it had to serve as a home for military veterans. And for a long time it did at one point after the Korean War between four and 5000 veterans lived there. But by the 19 seventies, Thie started leasing out the property for all kinds of things. They maintained a hospital and other veterans services but brought in a dog Park Baseball stadium, even a parrot sanctuary at one point Meanwhile, many veterans lived on the streets. You know, in the military, you never leave a fallen comrade behind on the battlefield. Why would we leave them behind here on American soil? Bob Rose Brock is an Army veteran who lives in Brentwood. And every week for the past 12 years he's protested outside the gates of the West via dei. I met him there earlier this month. Today is our 648 consecutive Sunday and that's what we're trying to do is to get housing for our veterans. On the other side of that fence, where they belong. It was legally deeded. And we've got veteran sleeping on the sidewalk here. Now. Bob is not the only person to take on this issue. A decade ago, some homeless veteran sued VA. Officials over how the West campus was being used. Some of those non veteran related leases were deemed illegal and cancelled. The parrot Sanctuary has gone, for example. Leader. It turned out there was a bribery scheme going on at the campus, Another VA official and a guy who ran private parking lots there were sentenced to prison. In short, It was a big, ugly mess. But from the fallout came a new vision for the property. Four years ago, the unveiled a proposal to bring the campus back to its original mission and transform it into a community with more than 1600 new apartments for homeless veterans. So happy ending right?
Oregon becomes first state to legalize magic mushrooms as more states ease drug laws in 'psychedelic renaissance'
"Tuesday was also a good night for more relaxed drug laws. Voters in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey in South Dakota, all legalized recreational marijuana. South Dakota also approved medical marijuana, and so did Mississippi. In Oregon voters approved some of the biggest drug policy rollbacks in the nation, They overwhelmingly approved an initiative to decriminalize all drugs. That includes cocaine, heroin and meth doesn't mean that these drugs are now legal just that if you're caught with small amounts, you probably won't go to jail or again also became the first state to legalize magic mushrooms but only used in licensed therapy settings here to talk about these measures, and what they mean is Herman Lopez, senior correspondent for Fox. Focused on criminal justice, guns and drugs High Hi. Thanks for having me. Well, have you let's begin with Oregon? And why did voters overwhelmingly, it appears approved this measure. So for years now, I think we've heard particularly from Democratic politicians this call to end the war on drugs and what that really means For a lot of people based on the support for this initiative, at least Is ending the criminal justice system's role in the war on drugs like making this a public health issue, something that's dealt with that and addiction treatment in hospitals and so on, but not through prison and jail and that Is essentially what drove this initiative not which not only decriminalizes drugs, but also puts redirects some state money to more treatment. And I guess it's a particular problem in drugs or problem everywhere. But Oregon has a particularly bad problem. I mean, pretty much every play every state in the US at this point, unfortunately, has some level of drug problem with the opioid epidemic and also just alcohol, misuse and addiction is really skyrocketed over the past few years. So unfortunate. I don't think Oregon's alone where Oregon was particularly bad, I think is that actually had pretty low levels of funding for addiction treatment on and that's one of the things that this initiative now seeks to fix. But it still is a NY Eyebrow razor, right When you see the headlines decriminalized all drugs. Do you think that this could change the drug conversation and the rest of the country? Yeah. I mean, it's toughly eyebrow raising. I mean, 10 years ago, Ah, no state in the country had legalized marijuana. And now some states are decriminalizing all drugs now granted marijuana legalization is allow sales, which, as you mentioned, this won't allow. But Yes, it's it's a big step and activists. I've talked to them, especially since they saw so much support in Oregon are hoping to like, Take this two more states across the country to really give way to that slogan, too. And the war on drugs. Well, let's talk about this other measure in or again to legalize certain uses of psilocybin magic mushrooms. Tell us about that. So there have been some studies showing that if you used these kind of like psychedelics and supervised setting, so there would be somebody like a trained facilitator, guiding you through essentially a hallucinogenic trip. Um, it can help some people he studies have been small, but they've helped people with PTSD, for example, with end of life anxiety. Some of the earlier studies were about people who have like terminal cancer and are really anxious. Like I think most of us would be about dying and It really helps essentially put thes people at ease to help them that there's lots of Interesting things in the research showing like some people find the spiritual connection. Some people just their brain to start thinking about these issues differently, regardless of what it is. It seems to work. And that's essentially what organ is now going to try to do is like in the supervised setting, so it's not going to be like a medical marijuana dispensary where you can go home with a bag of pot or whatever. But if you in the supervised sentence, you will be guarded. The really stripped you will essentially be able to use Psychedelics legally. And it's only mushrooms, though right, not LSD, or is it both? It's just so sad that that's what most of this research has focused on for lots of reasons, but So both the American Psychiatric Association and the Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association opposed this measure. Why So I think one of the things that makes this one A bit tricky for medical folks in particular, is like we already have a process nationally for approving medications. That's the FDA regulatory process, like things go through clinical trials, and they're eventually approved. And unlike medical marijuana, say, 25 years ago. They're these drugs actually are already on clinical trial like that are already on that track. It's possible that regardless what Oregon did hear these medications could have been approved for national youth in a few years, and they're so likely to the FDA still overseeing those clinical trials. We're moving along. So I think that's that's a big obstacle here is like to put this in front of state voters. It's certainly an unusual way to approve medications, and one of the reasons that happened with marijuana was largely because The FDA was stifling research. But in this case that's not happening, So I think the argument is a bit different this time around. Okay. And then, as I mentioned earlier, several states passed recreational marijuana use and medicinal use. So where are we now across the country when it comes to legalizing weed. So 15 States have now legalized weed. Ah, and they've legalized sales. DC has on ly legalized possession, meaning it's kind of like a equalization model where you can't be arrested. But you also just don't even face a fine. But D. C has not legal ourselves who was blocked by Congress from doing so.
Interview with Athena Karknis And Parveen Kahr On Manifest
"Playing Greystone Athena cartoonist and playing Vanni. Bar Is Parveen car on manifest. They update US ON THEIR CHARACTERS Minus depressed because she had her. PTSD. It's a direct. Sorry. It's a direct pickup from. The cliffhanger at the end of season. One. We picked straight up from there like same clothing even your same day. It's the same day. Still recovering from what she went through in episode fourteen season one where she's Like held hostage and has had a gun pointed at her face and I think the last couple of episodes in season one, she just was really at a breaking point So that's where we pick up a SAMBA you. I mean as direct copy that was pretty quickly skip ahead. A little bit, and so grace's a little more pregnant. We learn in that for CEPA assode who the DAD is. Obviously I'm not going to divulge that now but it's actually it's really the way they the way we learn it is very interesting and surprising. So like even I was surprised when I read it, what are you both like most about your character I like most about her she's definitely smarter than I am. Which is nice. She's better at math. Really Nice. I don't it just like how just determine like she just wants to figure it out you know and I really. Appreciate that about her. She's definitely a workaholic. She has the type of work ethic that we can all kind of dream of having hence why she's gotten so far in her field you know. Why I think That's my favorite thing about her like she's definitely a hustler and she's GonNa and we'll see in season two like she'll go to any length to figure it out and if that. Manifests in her doing some really questionable things like she's she's about it. Yes. She's about it whereas Sunday's character. Yeah. I. Texted her the day after I'd rather race inscriptions. Ear. grace's really unflappable and she's much more patient and she's like the archetypal mother like she bakes cookies and she's But she's a really like patient and loving and understanding. She's everyone's rock and I would like a little more of that my life I'm a bit of a hothead and like. You. Know I can be want patients. Sometimes I need to channel my integrase. Try. I'm not quite as graceful grace about new themes or even tones sees it's definitely darker to lock arms. And I feel like it's a lot less about the first season was really about. managing relationships, and how this crazy event has thrown everyone into a tailspin as far as relationships. Wise. Yeah. And everyone kind of recovering from that and I feel like season two is really about. The death date and I mean a lot of it is really trying to. I would say that's the overarching thing and really trying to overcome that and trying to beat it really beat beat death fruit just basically more confused. But it's very there a lot a lot how it's been hard challenging for us today because there's so many things that happened in season two and we don't WANNA real reveal any of them because they're all spoilers and it's all very exciting and it's all very huge in you know even a small detail the revolutionary say. Then, you realize no wait. Yeah. Yeah. So we've all we've all been very cautiously biting tongues today, but what happens in season two and as far as the mystery goes like a lot of. Other. Questions open out and like new things unfold the don't necessarily you know. Close any doors as far as resolution of like Oh. That's the answer to the S. it's just like we'll wait more questions more questions. Look for manifest on NBC check your listings.
Ghosts in Your Bedroom?It's Probably Sleep Paralysis
"While come back the savvy psychologist I'm your host Dr Jade Woo. Every week will help you meet life's challenges with evidence based research, a sympathetic ear and zero judgment. Today we look at the freaky phenomenon of sleep paralysis and experience that has inspired ghost stories and Ilian abduction conspiracies. Fortunately. There's a scientific explanation for why it happens and also ways to prevent it. Different Cultures have explained frightening experience called sleep paralysis in various different ways. And Brazilian folklore a crowned with long fingernails lurks on the roof and tramples on sleepers chests. In Japanese mythology vengeful spirits come to suffocate their enemies while they sleep. For Canadian, Eskimos, it's a spousal Shamans, paralyze a sleeper while giving them vivid hallucinations. And in Contemporary American culture sleep paralysis has taken on the mythology of alien abductions. Sleepers wake up unable to move seeing or feeling the presence of aliens or at least shadows in the room while experiencing zapping sensations and a feeling of suffocation. But it turns out that all of these symptoms describe sleep paralysis, asleep disorder, or symptom of a sleep disorder that temporarily alters a person's mobility perception thinking and emotional state during that weird transition stage between sleeping and waking. Sleep rouses surprisingly common almost eight percent of the general population has experienced it at least once. But if you're a student or someone with a psychological diagnosis, your chances of experiencing, it goes up to almost one in three. But rest assured sleep paralysis is usually harmless especially if it only happens rarely. But why does it happen at all? When should you worry about it and how can you prevent sleep paralysis? While, let's start with a little bit of sleep science. The paralysis part of sleep paralysis actually happens every night when you sleep even though you're usually not aware of it that's because of a special type of sleep called rapid eye movement or REM sleep. Rem Sleep is often referred to as a stage of sleep that takes up twenty to twenty five percents of your typical night. It occurs in a few chunks mostly during the second half of the night. During Rem your brain is very active the electrical signals from the brain look almost the signals has when you're awake. This is also when most dreaming happens along with a lot of emotional processing that the brain does behind the scenes. But importantly, your body is immobilized during rim. Other than the is moving around lots hands the rapid eye movement your muscles lose muscle tone. This is your body's way of preventing you from acting all your dreams, which is a good thing because otherwise you may be running of the room or punching your bed partner while you sleep. So every night during rem you are paralyzed while you hallucinate and process emotions. Usually you don't realize is happening because you're asleep but sometimes when the veil between sleep and wake becomes really thin and you find yourself straddling both worlds of wakefulness and rem sleep at the same time. That's where sleep paralysis can come out. Because suddenly you're awake and paralyzed while you hallucinate an process emotions. Often, this also comes with a racing heart fear and sometimes even a feeling of impending death or doom. The sensation collapse a few seconds to a few minutes though seconds or minutes can feel like a long time when you're scared out of your wits, no wonder people around the world have mistaken sleeper Hollis's for demonic attacks. The good news is that sleep paralysis is usually harmless is simply a temporary snafu and asleep wake brain system that Phil. To transition you completely from sleep to wake. If only happens rarely to you you don't need to worry. But for some people sleep paralysis is more frequent. They're more prone to it or more at risk for it than the average person. So, who are these people and why are they more prone to sleep paralysis? Let's start with narcolepsy asleep wake disorder that is rare and complicated but primarily, a disrupts ability to stay awake and sleep paralysis can be one of the symptoms. An, along with paralysis narcolepsy often also comes with hallucinations when you're falling asleep this is called hip hip jake host nations suddenly falling asleep or losing muscle tone during the day and having poor nighttime sleep quality. If you experience these symptoms along with being just really sleepy, you should ask your doctor for referral to asleep study. Another group of people who are prone to sleep promises is people with anxiety and trauma related disorders including panic disorder generalized anxiety, disorder, social anxiety, or death anxiety, and having experienced trauma or having post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD also can make you more likely to have sleep promises.
David D. Burns: Feeling Good During The Pandemic
"Well, it's no surprise that depression and anxiety are up to record levels during this pandemic what can you do to deal with this? Well, here to help is David Burns MD adjunct clinical professor. Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, his weekly feeling good cast by therapists and the general public with tips overcome depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, habits, and addiction. He's got a new book out called Feeling Great. The Revolutionary New Treatment for depression anxiety David. Welcome to the show. Thanks Perry well, this is a huge issue for us and I know give them before this happened in the mid nineties I suffered from huge depression anxiety. So I'm very familiar what's going on why is it peaking so much more now during the pandemic Well. I don't think I can answer that question but it is a fact that it is it is peaky and I've done research myself on the. Incidence and severity of depression than men and women. Before the pandemic and since the pandemic and certainly. Doubled in and women everything had has pretty much depression, anxiety anger and hopelessness. And in man anger has has doubled but I guess the reason we got upset at anytime is because of our thoughts and that idea goes back a couple thousand years to the Greek philosopher epoch. Titas who said. People are disturbed not by things or events, but by our thoughts about them. And so when people are depressed there, you're giving yourself negative messages when when you're anxious like I'm a loser be depressed forever. And those thoughts are really why you you're depressed your your thoughts in the here and now create all of your emotions. And the cool thing is. When you change the way, you think you can change the way you feel. You in the Book David Vet. Discovered that depression anxiety says something really good. Great about you and your core values what are those? Well. That's that's one of the new new discoveries and feeling great that has led to the ability of all Tra rapid recovery from depression and anxiety and the old days I would say up until now most therapists think that the people with depression and anxiety get stuck in them be for for negative reasons like you want to feel sorry for yourself or you you watch secondary gain, you get attention from people and those ideas are are really kind of put downs and and hurtful, and they're generally not even true. We've discovered is that Depression anxiety result from what's beautiful about you your core values, for example, one of the. People that I discussed in the book was a woman named Karen who had been depressed for nine years because our daughter got shot in the face by some neighborhood boys. Who Snuck up on her with a high. pellet rifle and it bullet. Pellet whatever it was hit or her her teeth of one of her tooth's exploded and get a lot of damage to her mouth and face and she ran indoor. She was twelve years old. She was screaming and this led to nine years of surgeries and treatment for her daughter. The treatments for PTSD was not successful and when Karen came to me, she'd been struggling for. You know all that time with severe depression anxiety guilt shame hopelessness telling herself I'm a bad mother. It's my fault. I never should have. Let her go out to play that that night things of that nature and what and before I try to help anyone crushed thoughts I save what are these thoughts and feelings show about you that's that's positive. An awesome. And that's the opposite of the way psychiatry and psychology. Work and but it's pretty obvious. You know she's very Karen is very self critical and that shows she has high standards. And her high standards have caused her to accomplish a great deal for herself. She got a PhD she has She's a clinical psychologist as a tremendous practice. She's done a tremendous amount. For her daughter, for example. In addition her feelings of guilt and shame and Italian yourself I'm a bad mother actually shows that she's a good mother, a loving mother and she's done everything she can to to help her daughter and continues. Right up to the day when when? I, what I treated her Her anxiety is a great thing because the last time she let her guard down and said, it's okay to go out and play her daughter had a horrible traumatic event and so her intense anxiety is an expression of her love for her daughter and to protect her daughter she's like a mama bear protecting her cubs. And then her her sadness and depression is also an expression of of for love. I said Karen if there was a magic button here, you press at all your depression and anxiety instantly vanish. And you'll be euphoric would would you press that button? She says Oh. Absolutely everyone says that everyone who's suppressing they wanNA press about then feel happy but when you think about it I said so I take that you wanna feel happy and euphoric to be. All. Your daughter is suffering incredibly. Is that correct? She said Oh no. No, that sounds horrible. And so you. So you see her her depression isn't a bad thing to get rid of it. It's a good thing. And together we made a list of twenty five things that her. Negative feelings and her negative thoughts showed about her that was really beautiful and they were obvious powerful things like her anger. What is that show about her well arrangers healthy. The those boys parents never should've let them go playing with neighborhood kids with a loaded rifle. So is this why we see so many very successful and creative people in the world suffer from depression anxiety. I don't think I know the answer to that question and I'm not even sure that's true I know that's a kind of a myth that people people. Do like to talk along those lines and certainly true that a lot of famous if two people have struggled with depression, a lot of people who aren't gifted. In that way have struggled with depression to what I'm referring to this a little different not that Karen has some or people who are depressed have some special. Aptitude that just that their feelings are the expression of what's beautiful about them they it's not due to mechanical imbalance in the brain or some mental disorder but here's the bottom line once she saw this and I said maybe Karen we don't want to press that magic button which style your emotions down to a lower level where you feel better. But you could still keep all these these beautiful qualities of high standards and love for your daughter and humility was another. Quality that she had that was you could see in her depression herself criticisms and she said Yeah let's do that. So I said how depressed would you WANNA BE BETWEEN Today and for the last nine years, you've been hundred out of one hundred. How much depression would you need? itchy. So ten percent is enough. And I said, well, can I show you on twenty? She started laughing said no tennis plenty and she gave numbers to dial down her shame or guilt or anxiety or rage to like five. Zero ten in that range, and now her resistance has disappeared and then I was able to help her crush her negative thoughts which were distorted like I never should have let her go out and play. Well, you'd have to be a fortune teller to know that she's being so unfair to herself but once that resistance disappears and she and her shame disappears and she sees that are negative. Feelings are beautiful positive something to be proud of then it's paradoxically easy for her to smash those thoughts and recover, and that's why I wrote feeling great because the. When I work with people now, they generally recover in just one session. It has to be ninety minutes session like with care to our session to to go through the various steps but ninety percent of the time people recovering now in one session, and this is revolutionary in new, and the reason I'm writing feeling great is because the general public can use these techniques whether or not. You're in therapy to vastly accelerate your your recovery and it's a very positive it's a realistic but but but positive message and I think it's a major breakthrough in psychotherapy.
"ptsd" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"About PTSD along with national preparedness month prepared not scared to death to preserve what causes PTSD PTSD is when trauma either a individual type of the incident or cumulative trauma starts to change how the body normally functions no really you're talking about something that the initial responses normal natural that's not considered abnormal no other words everybody would go through the different types of steps of trauma. what is not normal is when that becomes a pattern in your life so if that is something that is not resolved and able to be worked on pretty quickly Hey it starts to make permanent changes on the body who you're stuck into that traumatic event and you can't get out of it and it causes havoc in your life to that's when it becomes PTSD so dealing with trauma on a media type of basis and getting that under control can present that but if you haven't which most people really don't know the process along those lines then it becomes something that can be debilitating so this is a kind of a car with PTSD is changes in mood having problems with sleeping reliving the events on a continual basis memory issues start to occur there is physiological changes that occur usually some digestive issues because you never get into the nervous system to be able to digest your food there is anger and moved out verse that can occur you also you know you can have triggers the anniversary is of a trauma often times is something that people notice or if there are things that kind of trigger it one of the things is that I knew a guy who was in war and any time there was a loud bang or something like that you could see that he automatically one into a Free State mmhm just because he was re living that is that right and those types of things can become debilitating one of the things is I've known a lot of people who patients who come in who had PTSD and were able to carry on with their life you know the oftentimes our marriages would fall apart they wouldn't able to work because they were able to hold a job because of all the some. terms of their PTSD there was health issues the story starts to occur because of the PTSD because the body is not functioning normally you know there is even instances where I knew that someone have some PTSD who came in to me for that and had was in medical school was a straight a student and couldn't. couldn't continue med school tried to go on to something less inclination do college anymore. just because of the problems with PTSD they said their brain just wasn't working because those areas of the brain that were involved in being able to do that type of work was no longer functioning so you can have some really long term types of and the life changing things are kind of Kerr with that so getting that under control and treated properly is extremely important you know thinking even sexual abuse yes you know when we're talking about trying to sexual abuse or rape or anything like that is something that causes very definite PTSD or even type of any type of a trying time in childhood PTSD is something that occurs that makes permanent changes in in how a summons from being raised ET you know it can be all sorts of different types of traumas that can kick that off now can these changes be reversed yeah one of the things that's excellent even if you had this for a long term and has not gotten treated for it there's something called neural plasticity where the body is quite amazing how you can recover if you get the proper treatment so there is hope for people who have PTSD but the problem is is most people don't get the treatments that are necessary to get that fixed okay let's talk about what treatments can be done to treat PTSD well of course the counseling is extremely important there are all sorts of different.
"ptsd" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Just ask you this real quick because we are limited on time here i want to ask you two things first and foremost is what are the qualifications for somebody to be to get a service dog like this that's a veteran and how do they go about doing this i think there's a lot there's a lot of veterans out there that don't think they're qualified or they just don't know how so they never pursue it right well i got lucky enough i went through the va when they had that study but obviously you have to have a primary diagnosis of ptsd but other than that i mean there's several different organizations throughout the country that are provide dogs for vets right so they can always refer to any of their local organizations i know canine companions for independence they're currently early in the process they've got a pilot program going on right now to provide service dogs for veterans nobody i said so in the process i think she's trained specifically for ptsd like she recognizes certain things that have to do with she does yep and her commands are based on veterans with ptsd as well by turning on lights search rooms anything provided like a block position in public all sorts of different things like that so and and but for other veterans i would recommend this i know you would that maybe they don't have ptsd but they just got out the pt as their stress they don't have that meaning anymore getting a dog is is just an amazing even if you rescue it from the pound it's it's an amazing thing to change your life and giving meaning again it is yep and not just for everybody not even veterans anybody to have a dog yeah it just makes world of difference so let me ask you this before we go to break this has nothing to do with velvet but in a way it kind of does you have been have been in marine you paid a huge price for the freedom in this country what would you recommend for those people that are driving down the road there's people are home listening to.
"ptsd" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"So i think that that the evidence or that type of therapy little shakier than we think so encyclopedia there are people that are not getting out also in medication there are people that are not getting helped now they're only two drugs that are actually fda approved for treating ptsd they're both antidepressant but as as listeners probably know people are treated off label by all sorts of stuff so you might go into get help for peak at the and you got an antidepressant and asleep aid and an anti anxiety drug and a blood pressure drugs that somehow supposed to help any reef with five six twelve different medication a lot of it seems kind of weird front just from the onset it seems kind of weird to treat ptsd with depression i mean i'm sure depression one symptom but i mean just because you have ptsd doesn't mean you're depressed right and and again i think there was you know some some clinical basis impacting that actually does help but it was it was not super compelling super compelling evidence so you know what you've got is is to establish treatments either prescription drugs or psychotherapy that work but don't work for everybody and that's why you have the proliferation of all sorts of other stuff you know swimming with a dolphin their dog wilderness retreat pile magnets you know just like you said and i'm not saying that those things aren't affected too but their scientific basis they're they're actual evidence is even shakier so you know i think the athens of some really compelling pective one treatments opened the door for for studies of ptsd.
"ptsd" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"I mean i i've heard of all kinds of weird treatments for ptsd from like magnets to you know of course medical marijuana's and other one that gets talked about a lot and now walk in magnets how do they work magic that reference did you get the rapper now someone listening does know there's a there's there was insane clown posse song that had to lyric fuck and magnets how do they work dirt in magnus how do they work and not i wanna talk scientists y'all the client piss and it became just like this giant meam on saturday night live anyway sorry i haven't listened to icp since i was in high school in neither did a lot of people will remember but i mean yeah currently they've done some studies about using 'em d m a to treat ptsd that's too many acronyms but none the less the is the is the ac full drug ecstasy and which by the way should be talks about using a dm tea which is all in which is basically acid to treat ptsd so it's i don't know like how legit some of the stuff is and how much of it is just like different people different doctors or firms or whoever there is like oh ptsd is a big problem you know it's in the lines let's just throw whatever we have at it so we're going to give vets dm and a and see what happens i think it's important though as i was going to say to specify 'em dna because also from what i've read a lot of peop what people get with the street drug ecstasy is like not really ecstasy it's laced with other things.
"ptsd" Discussed on Brown Chicken Brown Cow Podcast
"That welcome to the brown chicken brown cow show for this tasty nugget this is laura here i'm with monkeys giggled through the whole show that's fan just giggle so i thought you said i have skittles not true no skittles here today we are talking to a guest that we've actually had on our podcast we're here with juliet christianson again and she's here buddy and on this nugget i think we're going to talk a little bit about ptsd so truly can you tell us a little bit about what ptsd id quick before it very short version stands for post traumatic stress disorder often developed when you've been exposed to something very life threatening and you can have symptoms said as a void vince hyper vigilance being kind of frayed of things nightmares flashbacks reeks perienced whatever happened and feeling disconnected from others disconnected from yourself something called disassociation there's also complex ptsd which is more like years of being an unhealthy relationship or sexual abuse for years and sometimes it's pts's can be very aware that you have it you could also have repressed memories in not even know you were ever a.
"ptsd" Discussed on Order of Man: Protect | Provide | Preside
"How many siblings do you have have she's four sisters and brother so she made all of you guys all all but one the one sister was from my father yeah yeah she's man that's tough yeah i can definitely see where you're coming from and i can hear it in your voice and so it's really cool to hear that you've been able to continue to build that relationship i really admire that about you hey let's let's talk about ptsd for a minute all right because i know everybody talks about it i know it's it's a big topic and a big term but from somebody who's in this thing like what's your perspective of ptsd how do we address this if we need to address it i mean i just want to get your thoughts and ideas about it yeah i was on another podcast i answered this question in a way that i wish i i wouldn't have because i was just not having the best day so i'm glad i'm going to get a chance to fix that but i think that we have some real serious systemic issues with the way that we view ptsd and the reason for that is the discussion is being driven by well meaning but ideological clinicians and people who don't have it i'll give you story i i was in a va sort of what they called it but anyway several people in a room talking about their problems ptsd problems forget what they called that but we all sat there while this one guy told the story about hitting an id in how did messed him up in a all this and i'm not diminishing hitting an id because it ain't good i mean most of the guys you see amputations of the hit id's so it's not i'm not diminishing that it's just i'm sitting here listening to a story about hitting an id and thinking oma hill let's get get on with it and that's part of my own ptsd.
"ptsd" Discussed on KSCO 1080
"Kids special needs and military with ptsd is the main people with disabilities so we we have a program called ways of empowerment and basically it's bringing the kids with special needs together with the veterans with ptsd and having a day of swimming surfing paddle boarding playing and the servicemember veteran to act as mentors to the children and basically they create a bond between the challenges that they both have and it becomes very strong and very healing and an empowering it's bringing together two groups disabled significantly autistic children and ptsd veterans who otherwise probably wouldn't just run into one another yeah i mean they have a lot of similar traits when there's you know the social anxiety is shared between kids with autism or families with autism and and veterans with ptsd hyper vigilance hypersensitivity there's a lot of the same type of symptoms and such so they can relate to each other and yeah you're right it probably wouldn't come in contact with each other otherwise and then add an empathetic dog into the mix there and you really do have something yeah for sure i mean having the dog be able to be that that focal point and reduce things iety while having fun really and helping others like i really believe that when you help others you help yourself so when somebody is sick or has some disease or has ptsd or autism or whatever it may be helping someone else helps them.
"ptsd" Discussed on Psychedelic Salon
"Reminders of that state that state of being in an i really fond of this word existential terror you you know know i think that's that really captures state of being an existential terror and i don't know i hope that integration the work that i would be helpful for that and i haven't been able to work with those cases yet and i myself i'm still learning about how to approach that kind of picture you could say symptom picture because some level of of ptsd treatment has to include exposure well there's actually evidence against that but a lot of treatments us exposure as somewhere in there even them therapy for ptsd there's some aspect of the najera exposure where the person when they're going inward they may be rectal they often almost always ptsd recollect the trauma in some way and relate to it in a new way but how the heck do you do that with a psychedelic experience it's not like i can show you a photo of the vietnam jungle or like heavy right i guess maybe they could write a script about their experience but that's that's very invasive so there's this real conundrum around like because people talk about how psychedelic experiences themselves difficult to express in words flynn how then do you kind of work with that and i've been receiving some guidance from one of my mentors andrew to tar ski who runs the center domoling where the psychedelic program is housed he's been helping with with me without a little bit but it's a challenge and it's something that we just don't talk about.
"ptsd" Discussed on Psychedelic Salon
"It's very semantic people i've been hearing from more more women that small sample here so i'm not making any kind of genderbased conclusions or sex based conclusions but they persad they may not have their period anymore there's like hair loss there certain kind of somatic symptoms then coming with that is sort of intrusive symptoms that you you part of ptsd which is but their psychedelic it so whereas that veteran would return back to vietnam they're exposed to a stimulus that brings them back to that place but for then that's that can be concrete right it can be the jungle or it can be it can be so many things depending on what kind of trauma is but the thing that i've noted in terms of people having a heart kind of psychedelic ptsd is that often it's in response to that kind of if i could call it ego death or the kind of like intense fear response with a person under the psychedelic really believes that they're going to die which is one of the kind of criteria connected to ptsd they come out of it they're not psychotic it's not like that have had a break with reality in some way not necessarily delusional but say particularly when they're about to fall asleep they they're kind of mind is maybe a little bit more at ease the sort of intrusive kind of psychedelic things come to maybe maybe patterns or just sort of different.
"ptsd" Discussed on Psychedelic Salon
"And i think we need to have more conversations around these topics and one of them if i may is something that few people have touched on but hasn't really been catalyzed or formula yet which is the potential for psychedelics to be traumatic dare dare i say please don't hold my word to this maybe kind of psychedelic induced ptsd and now why do i think that people don't have this conversation well because they're so much now there's a psychedelic renaissance where the media and the public is willing to gauge in this kind of idea that maybe md psychedelics could potentially be helpful but that wasn't the case what like six years ago seven years this is relatively new so i think there's a lot of fear around having a conversation about the potential harmful effects of psychedelics when used in not ideal or or when the conditions aren't right and the reason why i'm saying this phrasing this ways because i think there is a difference between the most mental health professionals would think of of a when they hear about these cases they would think of a psychotic disorder like a substance induced psychosis or a acute psychotic disorder or maybe like a catalyst force schizophrenia and not to say that that doesn't exist i think that that potential is there to seeing that with patient units cannabis but there's this question of pre existing predisposition to that but i think the the psychedelic ptsd is is different it looks different.
"ptsd" Discussed on Psychedelic Salon
"A physical embodied meaning kind of hard to describe but feeling in your body that you're back in that traumatized place and so that could be something like person ptsd their their boss may walk behind them and they associate to an abusive partner or parents and they tense up because they're expecting to get hit right and that's very subtle and for some people that that may not be clear that can be part of ptsd symptomology and so this is that's you need in order to criteria for ptsd you need to have various clusters so there's there's reexperience there's changes in mood changes cognition they're different kind of symptoms that when you meet certain number of them to come together and you can say okay you're diagnosed with ptsd there's a whole nother conversation that i wanted to touch on that we don't have to have but there's an important question of what is the outcome of trauma aside from ptsd because in the dsm the only the diagnostic manual for psychiatry psychology the only disorder that really acknowledges trauma is ptsd but trauma leads to so many different kinds of symptoms that aren't ptsd and there's this open question i'm getting ahead of myself but open questions will could md may assisted psychotherapy also be helpful for different kinds of disorders and symptoms that are related to trauma but aren't necessarily ptsd so to md what is dna so md may if my memory is correct thing is nineteen twelve was when it was first discovered or synthesized by merck and they were looking for blood clotting agent i think i don't remember what they're looking for but simply that this was an intermediate component in the reaction working towards another drug it wasn't something of interest it was just a guess almost a waste product on the way.
"ptsd" Discussed on Mentally Ch(ill)
"It's for ptsd and i be i've talked i did like one episode i think on trying to talk about ptsd and my ptsd is unlike the super smallscale of like i'm i'm a girl end oh my god and i was bullied n nail polish but there's legit pete and i think like to an extent some of my ptsd is legitimate like i have things that i cannot get through in my brain that i could leg flashback yawn about people heating me everywhere i go and uh anyway so this is real deal shit though these people that you're working with have seen a lot or not because the are looking at me leads me to say maybe not or in a in a couple of days because because for me i mean i the the reason of the veterans saved my life and i guess edgar of as an indoor ju and and i encounter them a time when i just i was in a fog so heavy that i just couldn't seizure in house right and i was like all right as will start over because has got to be a better than this and and they were the ones randomly through a random set of circumstances like i encounter them and i think i'd say a couple of these one is traumas trauma right it so it's relative to the person and and i don't know if you've ever red victor rankles book man search for meaning i don't run and abroad you or you i you have to because i brought you a copy of it and your book vowed struggled arbel's are bucks called struggle odds i may have want in the meantime i brought the big franco's book and he talks about a trauma is like gas in a bolt it will fill the space no matter how much our little there is no who you know don't underestimate or undermine your own it because when i was saying.
"ptsd" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"Kind of insightful given the next thing we're going to discuss yeah because i think it is time to talk about tetra's in traumatic memory formation so a lot of people probably know this but it's worth explaining a little bit sometimes when people have a traumatic experience they can form a kind of recurrent toxic memory pattern that can cause serious trouble for them after the dramatic incident incident is over and done with so you mentioned a combat zone yeah imagine you're in a combat zone whether you are a soldier or just a bystander whatever you're at a place where people are fighting and there's a sudden eruption of gunfire and that leads to intense fear may be a maybe too personal injury to the threat on your life to witnessing a the death or injury of others and this can lead to post traumatic stress disorder a ptsd one of the main symptoms of ptsd is the presence of what are known as flashbacks heard these distress singh intrusive memories of the traumatic experience that come rushing into your mind like an irresistible torrent and can have debilitating effects and obviously you you don't wanna be you know driving the kids to school and suddenly just utterly possessed by memories of the time when somebody shot you in the shoulder yeah i mean it's the one of the worst moment to your life is suddenly gis popping up in your day in the course of your daily life during what should be that the best moments of your life at times right so there has been a lot of research into ways of treating ptsd and people who already have it so some treatment courses involve cognitive therapy and others can be talk therapy or exposure therapy exposing yourself to the problem some include drugs leica antianxiety medications are antidepressants and they're even some kind of weird and controversial therapies that have been suggested like i have you ever read anything about i movement desensitization and reprocessing or em d r.
"ptsd" Discussed on Mental Illness Happy Hour
"Injury so that alone but later on the they started figuring out that or sides were not protected so snipers which shoot in our sights class in both are lungs and blowing at our hearts so they saw that was a soft targets of the designed another set of uh of uh of armor for the site plates searches gets heavier and heavier has got heavier and heavier and sell it was it was tough eh you know i uh uh it was it is a tough time to give me some some moments that you think have contributed in addition to that one or was at the worst one oh no no no no no i boys shaking their heads rigorous now i mean that would that was because they don't ever want to minimise somebody's at ptsd and say that's fallen pack this would be great time for you to to jump in sonia and talk about the myths about ptsd well i i think there there's many many myths about ptsd um i think one of them is um um it is that in a within the military you have to be deployed to actually have ptsd but ptsd can be from any type of trauma oftentimes n deployment we do see more traumatic events but a car accident can cause ptsd sexual trauma i can cause ptsd of fact a majority of our research actually comes from rape survivors within the military we have a lot of military sexual trauma meaning that there's some sexual assaults that happen within the military marchers to women yep yep well in and when we talk about sexual assault it's it's really about power and control and so that power and control can be towards a woman and or can be towards a man and it it's not sexual in nature it is really about that dominance that power and control that's needed for our anger and violence from control absolutely absolutely um.
"ptsd" Discussed on The Overwhelmed Brain
"That's an entirely different experience i'm just telling you from my i'll level avoiding situations that remind you of the event uh absolutely don't go near they're having more negative beliefs and feelings yes i believe that's exactly what happened i i'll just the way i thought about the world and our and that area of the body and my body definitely changed my perception different lens of the world hyper aroused or hypersensitive absolutely so it in my small case in my minor case even though as major to me but minor in comparison to a lot of other ptsd i can say yes i probably had ptsd from that event so i can probably speak on ptsd from vat level now your question however goes into the overlap of ptsd and narcissistic abuse now narcissistic abuse is when you abuse some one for your own our gratification for your own self esteem i mean it's a huge topic and probably has more definition the that but how can i if i was narcissistic how can i increase me feeling better by abusing you uh so that you can you know fill myself esteem fell myself worth so that i am important and make me feel loved in nurtured in the way i want you to maybe loved and nurtured isn't the right terms there but uh you get the idea how can i abuse your how can i do things to you that one my call abuse so that i feel better about myself.
"ptsd" Discussed on Mentally Ch(ill)
"So i could talk about like the ptsd in a school kids heads that i see young children i guess anti from this perspective and as i don't think it's only children but what i find interesting as i went to a training once like ruling six years ago the talked about how ptsd or traumatic events affects your brain and the same way like adhd affects your brain or it does something your brain that makes you had the same symptoms as someone with adhd so the lack of being able to concentrate so lot of kids you know that adhd is very i would say overly diagnose these days the everyone has adhd and i think that some kids i'll see like i can't diagnose but um ali you will eventually though yeah i will when i get there but i can classify kids with learning disabilities and i can say they have symptoms of a student who has adhd goes to your doctor but i'll see a lot of kids you know the the teachers third they can focus at can concentrate they must have adhd radioed upper and finding out there history like they had some traumatic events that's probably right in what's in that what stinks as they're not treated for p dst they're treated for adhd so that's where it gift kind of resi so then can you recommend to go get treated for piteously incidental i haven't really had that situation yet where i had to be that person it's just kind of like i'm like thinking in my head what if they had a dramatic man i'm never really i i guess one example i can say i don't think she would mind me saying this is my sisterinlaw on.
"ptsd" Discussed on Mentally Ch(ill)
"Um slit his throat and shadow in the head basically like when the whole thing happened she to the cops was like she called and was like i want to help solve this for you guy you know i want to help out so it's like she wanted to be is the free i always find it interesting when people do that like when they go search for the body in yeah it's like they get so much satisfaction from seeing singlet their work or something like that but anyway in her defence they tried to use that she had ptsd from killing him because it was like she had a few things in her defence so at first she was like oh it was ninjas like there were literally men dresses ninjas and they killed him and let her go and then i don't know what nother story was that she made up it eventually it got to that she admitted that she did kill him but it was in selfdefense but there's no selfdefence when like you kill when he steps on thursday times and shoot them in the face and that's us rage killing right i mean you could be raged from being like b n but that's still like no longer selfdefence hell or whatever that way but she couldn't quote unquote lake remember killing him from what she claimed to be was ptsd from killing him and so they use that in her defence but then the psychiatrist or whatever that diagnosed her with ptsd admitted that he found out that she lied about details when he was diagnostic ptsd so i think like he eventually kind of i think this was posttrial though withdrew his diagnosis of having p jesse but that's the problem like with all this mental health stuff is that like people use it as a crux or they'll use it as i could go to if they do something wrong right yeah and like to someone who acted it's like screw you rate yeah i have ptsd from you saying you have ptsd low that ripe super.