March 3, 2021

10 - Courtney Salapek

10 - Courtney Salapek

Hey everyone, this episode has discussions of sexual assault and suicide, so if that's not for you, go ahead and skip this one.

For today's episode I sat down with Courtney Salapek to talk about what it was like to have orders to go to bootcamp during 9/11, her time in Korea, and her experiences in Iraq. I think she has an important story to tell about what life can be like under the worst circumstances, and how to pull yourself out. She's a truly inspiring person.

This episode highlights two great organizations. The first is The National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center, they operate a free, week-long retreat for veterans in New Mexico, where they take a holistic approach to treating post-traumatic stress. The second organization is Operation Warrior Resolution, founded by army veteran Kendra Simpkins, to help combat the epidemic of veteran suicides. If you need some intense help, reach out to either one of these groups, they'll help put you on the right path.