PTSD is very real and many Veterans suffer from it. In this episode, you will hear from a guest that has, and continues to struggle with PTSD. However, he is still very successful in both his career and personal life. Learn his unique perspective on this very engaging topic.
Listen in as I interview a former soldier of mine with two combat deployments under his belt. Sergeant Luke Herbst completed his BS Degree in Anthropology then pivoted in his career to become a successful Library Branch Manger.
Luke successfully completed his Master’s of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee School of Information Studies. Luke continues to excel in his career and personal life all while dealing with a hidden injury called PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
IN THIS PARTICULAR EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:
- How Luke becomes self-aware of his struggle with PTSD, and what he does to manage this infliction so it does not manage him.
- Learn how Luke leverages mentors in his career to continuously develop him, and how he has passed that down to those he mentored.
- You will learn that it is possible to pursue higher education after the military.
- You will hear how Luke has maintained success while coping with his affliction, and how you to can own your PTSD.
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Center Stone – They offer a full range of mental health, addiction and intellectual and developmental disabilities services.
Centerstone is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of community-based behavioral healthcare. They offer a full range of mental health services, substance abuse treatment and intellectual and developmental disabilities services. They are located in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Last year, they served 84,000 individuals and families. Center Stone seeks to prevent and cure mental illness and addiction.
StoryCorps Military Voices Initiative – The Military Voices Initiative provides a platform for veterans, service members, and military families to share their stories. In doing so we honor their voices, amplify their experiences, and let them know that we—as a nation—are listening.
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