A few years ago, I was invited onto the Bay Area television program “Veterans Voices” as a guest expert on an episode addressing moral injury. Since then, I’ve had about 25 appearances on a wide variety of topics, as a guest expert, interviewer, host, and in 2019, an Associate Producer. Here are 10 some of my favorite interviews.
Concerns about losing firearms can be a real barrier to care – we’ll bring on Veterans, legal experts and clinicians to bring fresh insights to this loaded topic
On this episode of “Holding Down the Fort,” podcast host Jen Amos asks Doc Springer about how to maintain healthy close relationships through military transition and beyond.
On this episode of “Author Hour,” Jason Roncoroni, LTC, US Army (Ret.) and Doc Shauna Springer talk about how they met and came to collaborate on their book, BEYOND THE MILITARY: A Leader’s Handbook for Warrior Reintegration. They discuss the vision for this project and how they hope it will change the way that servicemembers are supported during transition.
On this episode of “Transitions from War,” host Mike Ergo, and guests Doc Springer and Jason Roncoroni talk about why it is so hard to successfully transition from military to veteran and rejoin civilian life. Jason and Shauna’s book, which is available on Amazon now, includes practical application exercises to help you nail that transition into a meaningful and fulfilling life.
As host Lacey Langford explains, moving beyond the military is hard. That’s the cold hard truth. It’s a major transition that many aren’t fully prepared for. If only there was some type of guide or resource that could help the service member and their spouses through the process. There is now! I have two special guests today, Dr. Shauna Springer and Jason Roncoroni here to talk about a new resource to help with reintegration.
- Lacey Langford
- Phil Briggs
Rather than shaming people for struggling with feelings of despair, we can call out the warrior spirit within them. We talk about why shame doesn’t work, and discuss a better approach to suicide prevention.
Once a person trusts me, they start to talk about their deepest, most personal struggles. I’ve learned that suicidal thoughts are actually quite common, for people of all walks of life. Since these thoughts are actually common, what can we do?
(American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
One night, around 3 a.m., as I was thinking about the stories of my patients’ most desperate hours, I reached an insight that has fundamentally changed my approach to suicide prevention...
There have been a number of recent suicides among high-profile veterans who stood as beacons of hope for others. Leaders have some under-appreciated vulnerabilities that we need to understand and address…
For many veterans, Memorial Day brings a sharp increase not only of trauma memories, but also feelings of acute grief and loss, and in some cases, a heavy burden of survivor guilt. What can we do to support those who serve us? (This article was read by over 200,000 on Memorial Day)
We are often instructed to “thank veterans for their service.” While this is well-intentioned, this statement is neither appropriate for Memorial Day, nor is it always well received by veterans.
What CAN we do then to support those who risk it all to protect us?
Transition from the military creates intense anxiety. When we feel anxiety, we often choose the easiest, most recognizable opportunities we are offered. Unfortunately, a structured job in an established company may be a terrible fit for a particular person, and the wrong relationship partner can create endless chaos in one’s life.
When service members transition out of the military, they may not anticipate the sense of loss they will feel when leaving what functions almost as a family system. "It's an attachment wound of the highest order," says Springer…