MARJORIE MORRISON; CEO & Founder PsychArmor Institute

MARJORIE MORRISON; CEO & Founder PsychArmor Institute


Marjorie Morrison spent more than a decade doing extensive work with service members as a civilian mental health provider in the San Diego area. PsychArmor Institute stemmed from her personal experience as she became familiar with the intricacies of military culture.

Morrison discovered her passion for the field after she spent a year writing and implementing a revolutionary proactive counseling program at Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot San Diego. After putting more than 500 drill instructors through the program, her study continued at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. She used the research to create a groundbreaking approach to military mental health care.

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Despite having no military background, Morrison understands the civilian-military divide and how a better understanding of military culture and the veteran community can alleviate many of the challenges service members and veterans face when returning from war or transitioning into civilian life. She has become a passionate advocate for the education of civilians on how to work effectively and confidently with military populations, specifically through PsychArmor Institute.

Morrison is a California Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and a PPS-credentialed school counselor and School Psychologist. She is the author of the book, The Inside Battle: Our Military Mental Health Crisis, and has written numerous editorials on the field of military mental health featured in TIME, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, and several others. Morrison is often featured as a subject matter expert, speaking publicly throughout the country and has been interviewed on several local and national television and radio programs, including BBC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and NPR.


The Inside Battle: Our Military Mental Health Crisis, Military Psychological Press


The One-Five-15 Challenge, The Huffington Post

To Whom It May Concern, Huffington Post

Fixing Military Mental Health, The Daily Beast

When Veteran's Day is over, the Real Work Goes On, The Daily Beast

Six Degrees of Broken Washington, Huffington Post

Cracking Down on Military Rapes, The Daily Beast

Are Soldier and Gridiron Suicides Linked?, TIME

Are Our Vets Getting a Bum Rap?, The Huffington Post

A Proactive New Response to the Service-Member Suicide Crisis, The Daily Beast

Veterans Are Only Part of the Challenge, TIME

Suicide Crisis: Why the Military Needs Mandatory Mental Health Services, The Daily Beast/ Newsweek

Our Military Mental Health Crisis: A Case for Proactive Counseling, The Huffington Post

An Outsider Takes a Peek Inside (Author Q & A), TIME

Counselor Teaches USMC Drill Instructors About Stress & Warning Signs, Military Pathways

Media Appearances

PsychArmor: Educating Civilians About Military Life, CBS 8 San Diego

Support for Our Veterans: Understanding Military Life and Culture, San Diego Living

San Diego Nonprofit Launches Online Course About Helping Veterans, KPBS

Helpline Offers Way to Better Support Veterans, NBC 7 San Diego

PsychArmor Helps Civilians Learn About PTSD, Fox 5 San Diego

United States Army Afraid of Discussing PTSD, BBC World News Radio

The Pentagon's Latest War Against Mental Illness. NPR "To The Point"

Jumping Over Roadblocks: Inside PTSD and the Military Bureaucracy, The Take Away with John Hockenberry, NPR

US Army and PTSD, BBC World News Radio

Active Duty Ignored, Huff Post Live

Drunken Patriotism, Huff Post Live

Good Morning San Diego