[Podcast] #104: Wendy Tenhula – Director of Innovation and Collaboration for the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention


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Hopefully, you watched our panel discussion on mental health or listened to the audio on Monday’s podcast. Today’s episode is an extension of that conversation. Coming out of that YouTube Live event, there were a number of things I wanted to ask that just didn’t fit into our program. So, the following day, I met with Dr. Wendy Tenhula to learn more about her role at VA, the progress we’ve seen in Veterans seeking treatment for mental health issues, and the value Make the Connection has for our Veterans who want to learn more.

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Timothy Lawson

Timothy Lawson has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016. He graduated from American University’s School of Communications in 2016 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Tim is a Marine Corps Veteran having served as a Marine Security Guard posted at embassies in Algeria, Russia, and Peru.

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  1. SOCRATES JEREZ    

    MY NAME IS SOCRATES JEREZ, U.S.ARMY, DISABLED VETERAN WHO’S ON DIALISYS AT THE V.A.HOSPITAL IN NYC, I AM GETTING VERY UNHAPPY FOR THE WAY THIS NURSES ARE BEHAVING TOWARDS ME. I DON’T LIKE IT,..I AM A 100% BENEFITS ,BUT THEY DON’T SEEMS TO CARE, I HAVE COMPLAINED SEVERAL TIMES AND NOTHING EVER HAPPENS, THERE’S A BLACK NURSE NAME DAVID AND THE GUY CONTROLS ALL THE GOOD FILIPINOS NURSES TO AVOID ME AT ALL TIMES , I DON’T WANT TO BE HERE ANYMORE BECAUSE I CAN FEEL MY LIFE IN DANGER THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING HERE AT THE DIALISYS UNITS, I WANT TO BE TRANSFERRED TO A BETTER PLACE., BUT I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO ANYMORE, IT’S BEEN 2-YEARS ALREADY AND I AM GETTING TIRED OF THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING HERE AT THE DIALISYS UNITS AND I NEED SOMEONE TO HELP ME GET OUT OF HERE.

  2. Robert David Hummel    

    *** Since my head wounds of 01/31/1968, Vietnam…I have endured excessive and endless head-aches, and discomfort, (along with the related collateral damages to my, eyes, ears, nose, and throat…), *** That the Medical persons called “FRAGMENT wounds to FACE”… whereas they failed to record to fact that I was constantly SEMI-CONSCIOUS on the way to SEVERAL medical sites after I was removed from the zone of impact that caused the wounds… *** I will never forget the Medic’s, while moving me to/through several aid stations… “The constant smacking on my face and head…with the medics taking me to the many Aid Stations, (and the time the Ambulance got hit with Mortars, and the Helicopter rides to different units, and the time that I was placed on the floor of one of the Hospitals that were receiving In Coming.. and the mattress’s that they covered my with (To prevent more injuries), THE MEDIC’S KEPT TELLING ME “””NO YOU CAN’T GO TO SLEEP, YOU GT TO STAY AWAKE””” Medical response to the many that served to preserve the Prose and promise of our nations Founders and Framers… while the Socialist elite of our Government is doing all they can get away with to DESTROY OUR REPUBLIC… with the rampant myriad of a COMMUNISTIC intent and TRAUMA, . That GOVERNMENT knows best… and the Veterans “ARE GONNA DIE ANYWAY… so KEEP THE VA in DISARRAY… PERIOD.

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