U.S. Army / National Guard
I served on active duty for four years as a medic and deployed to Iraq once in 2006-2007. I then enlisted in the National Guard and served three years here in Houston at Ellington Field. I really enjoyed the pace of being a medic as well as the challenge. When my contract was complete, I decided to focus on my interests in mental health and received my Bachelors in Psychology last year. I am now working on my Masters in Mental Health Counseling. I am very passionate about mental health and I think keeping a healthy mind leads to happiness and fulfillment in many other areas. Transitioning into civilian life after the military can present challenges in this area but certainly has the potential to lead to growth and strength of mind. This is my mission: to help LSVA develop some of the resources and programs that promote mental health and wellness through transition and beyond. I will be working with the peer mentoring and Warrior's Roundtable programs. On a personal note, I am married and have two boys, 3 years and 8 months. We love camping and bbq-ing. Looking forward to working with all of you and learning about your incredible lives along the way!
TMC is a great organization that unites the veteran community with the community at large....congrats on our fellowship and have a great experience along the way!
Please reach out to us if there is anything we can do to help you-we focus on the women in military families---the ones in the uniform(past or present) and the women in the families of those who serve-
would love to offer any women in or associated with your group a scholarship to the Lone Star Retreat in Austin May25-27..
I will be sure to pass the information along to any service connected women I come across over the next few weeks. I would love to attend myself but that weekend happens to be our traditional get out of town family vacation time.
I agree with Cassaundra. I am also doing a fellowship with The Mission Continues as well. =D
It was great meeting you in San Diego!