Violent Extremism: Who Joins and Why
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Every day in the United States, 17 veterans die by suicide. This Veterans Day, President Joe Biden is putting their mental health in the spotlight. In the latest episode of RadioEd, veteran Evan Stratton explains why the conversation needs reframing. Then, a University of Denver associate clinical professor in the military psychology specialty, Kathryn Barrs, who works closely with veterans, service members and their families, shares mental health trends, obstacles to care and stories of resilience.
Evan Stratton served in the United States Marine Corps. Some of his awards include a purple heart, combat action ribbon and Navy achievement medal. Now as a veteran, he dedicates his time to shifting the stigma around veterans' mental health. He is the president of Fight Oar Die and rowed across the Atlantic Ocean in 2019 for 50 days, 11 hours and 25 minutes with the Fight Oar Die team.
- Learn more about the work of Fight Oar Die
- DU Newsroom: Veterans to Row Across the Atlantic Ocean to Raise Awareness for Mental Health
Kathryn Barrs is a licensed clinical psychologist and clinic director of the Sturm Center, a behavioral health training clinic for Veterans, Service members and their families. Barrs is also an Associate Clinical Professor in the Military Psychology specialty at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology.
- Contact the Veterans Crisis Line here
- Click here for Colorado Crisis Services
- Call The Sturm Center at 303-871-7942
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