142: "You don’t really see the mental health issues our servicemembers are facing until it hits close to home." Mental health advocacy with Grant Khanbalinov
The loss of two close friends was the catalyst to Grant Khanbalinov ("Khan") seeking out and creating awareness of mental health resources. The desire to help fellow service members became so important to Grant, he put his military career on the line when he posted an unapproved video about mental health on Reddit. Grant reflects on when he became aware of his mental health struggles, the biggest barrier to service members asking for help, his terrifying transition that turned out to be a blessing in disguise, what post-military life looks like for him today, and much more.
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- If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or a crisis, please reach out immediately to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 or dial 988, which has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Learn more at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
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