Predictors of Depression Diagnoses and Symptoms in United States Female Veterans: Results from a National Survey and Implications for Programming

Research suggests that female veterans of the United States military are more likely than their male counterparts to report mental health concerns such as posttraumatic stress, depression and suicidal thoughts. The purpose of this study was to explore the interaction of service era (time period during which active duty service occurred), social support, and beliefs [...]

By |2016-11-21T15:34:56-06:00November 21st, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Healing Doesn’t Happen in Isolation

Integrate, don't isolate. Healing happens together because healing happens in the very place the initial trauma or stress occurs - in relationship. I know this might initially sound contradictory, but think about it - healing cannot happen in isolation because we are relational creatures. Of course, we often want to retreat at the very times we [...]

By |2020-07-09T10:18:46-06:00March 15th, 2016|Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Bulletproofing the Psyche: Mindfulness Interventions in the Training Environment to Improve Resilience in the Military and Veteran Communities

While clinical health services exist for service members with existing mental health conditions like posttraumatic stress, they are not stemming the rising tide of service suicides. A new approach to mental health intervention and suicide prevention in military-connected personnel is required, one that speaks to the participatory, hard-working ethos of military culture. Social work and [...]

By |2020-07-09T10:18:47-06:00February 7th, 2016|Semper Sarah|0 Comments

NBC News Hears “Yoga Saved My Life” Directly from Sarah

Although I experienced the best and the worst events of my life while I served in the Marines, it's a brotherhood and sisterhood I am eternally grateful to be a part of. The good ones, the true friends, the real brothers and sisters, still look out for one another and support each other's endeavors.  Because [...]

By |2020-07-09T10:18:55-06:00February 12th, 2013|Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Suicide Rates Outpace Combat Deaths: Creating Community Is One Solution

‎"Healing doesn't mean you arrive at happiness and stay there; it means becoming strong enough to take each mountain as it comes. When we are in pain, we are afraid that we'll stay there forever. Yet, when we're happy, it's like we think it's bad luck to mention it.  Both are temporary. Go with the [...]

By |2020-07-09T10:18:55-06:00February 3rd, 2013|Semper Sarah|0 Comments

2 Minute Pulse Check – Have You Ever Been “On the Edge?” Ya, Me Too…

So I think Sunday is the perfect day to get real... (I shot this video yesterday, after a 6mile trail run at Red Rocks) "So we’re gonna get real here at Red Rocks real quick, because if you’ve been following me for any amount of time you know that I love metaphor and I love [...]

By |2020-07-09T10:18:56-06:00November 4th, 2012|Sarah's Blog|0 Comments
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