In this episode, we talk about Veterans issues with Jay, Katelyn, and our guest Kyle Pursell. Kyle talks about his experience while in the service, his near death experience, as well as the stigma associated with mental health in the military. Jay contributes with his views from his own time in the military and Katelyn talks about the treatment options and challenges for Veterans, including how help is available but finding those resources can be difficult.
Battlemind is described here.
Katelyn is currently the Lead Clinician at Westborough Behavioral Health Outpatient Services, with a focus on first/last responders. She is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician and certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Previously, Katelyn worked for Advocates for 7.5 years, first as a co-response clinician in Framingham on the 4-12 shift for 4 years and she then helped to launch the first and only Co-Response Training and Technical Assistance Center(CR-TTAC) in MA, which she managed for 3.5 years. Katelyn's previous experience includes residential behavioral management, supported housing case management, psychopharmacology research, and substance abuse/mental health treatment within the correctional setting.
Jay can be reached at email@example.com