Podcast: There’s no “D” in PTSD: Warrior Suicide Prevention with Philip Folsom

In this episode of The Executive Innovation Show Podcast, Carrie Chitsey and Daniel Miller speak with Philip Folsom. Phillip Folsom is the co-founder of the critically acclaimed SPARTA suicide prevention program for warriors. As a veteran himself, Phillip’s game-changing tools have improved the lives of over 500,000 individuals over the last 25 years. He has been featured in multiple publications and also has appeared on national TV shows like Biggest Loser, Celebrity Fitcamp and many others. 

Listen in on topics discussed during this podcast such as:  

  • Learn why Philip Folsom wanted to help veterans and first responders and the backstory of SPARTA. 

  • Hear the eye-opening numbers of combat veteran deaths vs. veteran suicide in the US and the sky-rocketing suicide numbers. We will even lose a couple veterans by the end of this podcast.   

  • Does saying “Thank you for your service.” offend veterans? Discover the reason behind Folsom’s philosophy of removing “D” from PTSD and why veterans use PTS vs. PTSD.  

  • Do humans follow the “wolves’ travel in packs” behaviors?  The same methods of this philosophy of humans needing a “tribe” apply to people suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues that are not veterans and have gone through an inpatient treatment program. 

  • How is the SPARTA program much different than normal treatment programs? Phillip talks about how they gather combat veterans and bring them to a camp for five and a half day for healing.   

Learn more about SPARTA and the work they are doing to heal the invisible wounds of war and service.

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