Rates of stress and anxiety are increasing and it’s estimated that 1 in 4 of us will experience mental health problems at some point in our lives. HEROBITES is a bi-weekly podcast clip for your mid-week motivation jump-start to inspire or educate you with former guests insights. Today’s clip is from episode 24 featuring Army Veteran and author, Virginia Cruse in which we hear her own personal PTSD story.
Virginia Cruse enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1997 where she trained in interrogation and linguistics. As an Arabic speaker, she served a panoply of tactical units in Ramadi, Iraq from 2003-2004 and subsequently served as a defense contractor and Department of Defense Civilian overseas. Virginia was selected as one of two Direct Commission Officers for the Mid-Atlantic Region in 2008 and served as a HUMINT officer supporting Naval Special Warfare and the Naval War College. Virginia transitioned to the mental health field in 2013 as a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Military Issues and Combat-Related Trauma. Virginia is a Combat Veteran, a published researcher, and author of The Veteran’s Guide to PTSD: How to No-Shit Reclaim Your Life. The Soldier's Guide to PTSD: A No-Sh*t Guide to Reclaiming Your Life https://www.amazon.com/dp/1734806710/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_H0QP9ZT5XSAE3E70SMQ0