| EP 473 – Preventing Veteran Suicide with Rachel Larson

Author / Cali Hinzman

1 hr 31 min listen

Our Military’s Mental Health

Rachel Larson [@rlarson_11] has been busy since last time we talked to her. As an enthusiastic researcher based out of Arizona State University, Larson has added Veteran suicide prevention to her long list of research topics. While she’s pivoted from her focus on sport performance and more specifically internal and external cueing, she is embracing this niche population. As she discusses, Veterans have significant and unique risk factors that contribute to suicidality. Hear how her team is crunching the numbers, particularly in AZ to get ahead of this crisis. 

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If you want to know what’s being done to prevent our prior service members from harming themselves, look no further than this episode with Rachel Larson [@rlarson_11]. There is a lot of data being gathered to determine what geographical and sociological groups may be at the greatest risk. That great work is being spearheaded by Larson and her team at Arizona State University. Making an impact on this issue has become Rachel’s focus and she is optimistic about the implications of the research.

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You can follow Rachel Larson on IG [@rlarson_11] and to get involved, contact your local DSHS office.

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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.


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