Aug 22, 2022
Every veteran and first responder deserves healing, peace, and a
thriving life. Unfortunately, too many veterans are struggling with
mental illnesses like PTSD and struggle to live the lives they want
and get the help they deserve. But there are silver linings!
Meet Kelsi Sheren, a veteran, author, mother, wellness and
mental health advocate, CEO & Founder of Brass & Unity, and Host of
The Brass & Unity Podcast. Kelsi is an incredible force in the
veteran community as she has dedicated her post-military life to
helping her fellow soldiers get a second chance at life.
In this discussion, Chase speaks with Kelsi about her efforts in
raising mental health awareness for veteran communities. The pair
talk about everything from psychedelic therapy and accountability
to holistic tactics for healing yourself and others.
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- Is there a safe way for people to do ketamine-assisted
psychotherapy at home? As an enthusiastic user of and advocate for
psychedelics and cannabis, Kelsi shares her honest answer to this
question, emphasizing the importance of having a guide in the right
set and setting.
- As veterans, how do we push past the fear of getting mental
health support and treatment? Kelsi and Chase talk about how
veterans can become more aware of their mental health and how they
can cultivate a sense of safety in their lives.
- Integration and accountability are the keys to improving and
sustaining your mental health. No one is going to come and save you
or do your healing for you. “We have to take responsibility for our
own healing,” Kelsi says, “When it comes to starting the process,
go up the chain if you have to, go to a civilian if necessary…
there are so many resources now in the veteran community that you
can call and reach out to that are not within the system that can
really, truly help advise you.”
- Kelsi sheds light on the powerful benefits received from
veteran healing/mental health programs like Heroic Hearts Project,
Defenders of Freedom, and VETS, which she herself has utilized to