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Duane France, MA, MBA, LPC

Author, Podcast Host, &

Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Sergeant First ClassU.S. Army, Retired

Author, Military in the Rear View Mirror

Duane France, MA, MBA, LPC is the director of veteran services for the Family Care Center, a private mental health clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is also the executive director of the Colorado Veterans Health and Wellness Agency, a 501(c)3 nonprofit professionally affiliated with the Family Care Center. Upon retiring from the Army after a 22-year career, including five combat and operational deployments, France began serving as a clinical mental health counselor in 2014. He is a member of the inaugural class of the George W. Bush Institute Veteran Leadership Program, a program that supports individuals from diverse sectors across the country who are motivated to increase their impact in helping our nation's veterans.  

 

In addition to his clinical work, he also writes and speaks about veteran mental health in a wide variety of settings. He has presented at national conferences on mental health and wellness in the military population. He has authored three books and is the founder and host of Head Space and Timing, a blog and podcast that brings the information from the clinical community to service members, veterans, and their families. He is also the co-host of the Seeking the Military Suicide Solution Podcast, highlighting the need for practical solutions to address suicide in the military affiliated population. He has been published in numerous local and national media outlets and writes an online column for Counseling Today.

Duane France, MA, MBA, LPC

Author, Podcast Host, &

Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Sergeant First ClassU.S. Army, Retired

Author, Military in the Rear View Mirror

Click here to learn more about Head Space and Timing

A weekly podcast from Military Times examines the alarming rate of military and veterans suicide, offering new insights based on research and effective clinical and peer support practices in suicide prevention. Hosted by Duane France, a retired Army combat veteran and mental health counselor, and Shauna Springer, a psychologist, author and nationally recognized expert on initiatives to benefit the military community, the podcast aims to move beyond awareness to actionable strategies that can impact the rising suicide rate among service members, veterans, and their families.

Click here to learn more about Seeking the Military Solution Podcast

Click here to learn more about Head Space and Timing Podcast

TOPIC:

Suicide Prevention in the Military

 

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