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15 Things Veterans Want You to Know

This is the cornerstone course for PsychArmor and was created to educate anyone who works with, lives with, or cares for our military Veterans. PsychArmor asked hundreds of Veterans what they wanted civilians, employers, educators, health care providers, and therapists to know about them. These comments were used to create the topics of this course including 5 Questions You Should Always Ask Veterans, 1 Question You Should Never Ask Veterans, and 15 Facts that promote greater understanding of our Veterans.

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    zan52fly May 1, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    very informative and helpful

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    vipersniper1 May 2, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Spot on! Thanks for the course.

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    Tamara Ulmer August 3, 2017 at 8:21 am

    The CUE test did not show up, how do I get that? the course was great thanks for being at the DoD/VA suicide conference

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      lawpsychwriter July 26, 2018 at 10:54 am

      Yes I was also wondering how to get the quiz to populate on this one? Did you get any answers?


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    Renee M. Briggs September 1, 2017 at 11:54 am

    very well presented. Brief and to the point.

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    krystal holl October 30, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Thank you for taking time to present this information based on people in the military responses. This was very informational video, with helpful questions to use when talking with people who are or were in the service.

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    Carlos Castillo November 8, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    There are other branches of active duty services that qualify for veterans status, and they are the US Public Health Services and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.

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    Treasa Grubb Rigney December 29, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Very informative, How can we show this to other team members of our hospice team.

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    Nikole Klein January 5, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Extremely informative. I learned many things that I did not know previous to watching this.

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    Catherine Rogers Jonsson February 4, 2018 at 5:16 am

    Excellent overview of military culture. Super helpful.

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    JASON SAKOWSKI February 15, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Excellent video, great tool to use on campus.

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    Sylvia Tagert February 16, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Many more people should know and understand these basic “15 things people should know.” Great course.

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    Eddie Dunn February 19, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Well done…strong, foundational for any and all people. Would work especially well with employers.

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    Rosalind A. Russell February 19, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Thank you, the video was very helpful.

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    winklerac June 19, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Spot on!! Bravo Zulu!

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    Recovery301 June 20, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Very informative, thank you.

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    Jrayback June 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Great Information to help with our Veteran students.

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    Aston Talbot July 3, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    I really liked this course. While I’m a member of a partner Navy down in New Zealand, I think this touches on ways to engage with veterns across nations. We tend to view militaries as a sub culture within our own country, but often, the bond shared between friendly militaires and other servicepersons from other nations, can at times feel stronger and closer than to those of some parts of our communities in our own diverse nations. Some of my best friendships that endure are with Canadian, Australian, British and US soldiers, sailors and aviators that I have had the privelage to serve alongside in multinational operations.

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    jmar1024 July 6, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    This information helps so much with interviews, Thank you

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    Mike120 August 16, 2018 at 12:59 am

    Thank you!

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    AndrewHenryLPC August 31, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Thank you! I am a licensed professional counselor located in Mesa, AZ (near Phoenix). I specialize in helping those with PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Your material will help with those I serve.

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    fuhaid83 September 19, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Well done ! My husband is Veteran and I’m proud of him !

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    aadabra September 21, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    I learn so much from that course. Dismantle some misconceptions and gave me a better understanding of the military population. I feel now aware of the needs, challenges and culture of military people. The video and the course is well made. The objectives are met. Any interaction I will have in the future with a member of the military in active duty or not, will be shape by what I learn from that course.Thank you.

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    Nicole Williams September 30, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Good information, thank you!!

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    LindaCReed October 17, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    short, sweet, to the point- very well done video course; thank YOU!

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    tcgilliam October 19, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    As a Veteran, I must say that this course was awesome, well done, spot on! Thank you!

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    JHolm October 31, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    I thought this video was very well done and informative.

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    shannonhalford@yahoo.com November 6, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    I am a retired, Officer from an allied force. It was lovely to hear in the audio, and see in writing, that indeed, ALL of us did not return w/ PTSD, however, we are moved by our brothers and sisters from all arms of the military, from all over the world, who did. I have been asked, ” the one query YOU SHOULD NEVER ASK ” a veteran, and found myself, quietly staring at the person….my query put to her was ” is that all you believe military personnel around the world to be?? “….this wonderful 15 minutes showed WE ARE MUCH MORE than the average person believes us to be, and I attempt to reflect that, every day, working on a front line Crisis Team.

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    melsue January 13, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Very well done and informative. I learned a lot.

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    Turkamir666 June 13, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Very well presented, had to gather myself emotionally at the completion of the class. Well done.

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    bozsaun June 18, 2019 at 9:17 am

    All educators should watch this short and informative video. Very well done.

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    erikalima July 11, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    This short course serves as a valuable bridge to help connect military personnel with civilians. In only 15 min., this course opened the eyes of civilians (like me) to better understand the military culture, filled with sacrifice, service, duty, honor, discipline, bravery and resilience.

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    LCBurns August 14, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    As a military veteran and a spouse of active duty, this video is a great way to help people understand our culture.

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    dkratzer September 16, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Excellent presentation! The 15 questions are spot-on! Thank you. I think every employer (or anyone) who work with vets would benefit greatly from this course. Would love to see one like this on military spouses/dependents.

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