U.S. Army (RET) MAJ. Annette M. Whittenberger understands the challenge of veteran transition and development as she is a Retired Combat Veteran, an Army Spouse and a mother. Annette has a B.A in Psychology and an MS in Environmental Management. 

Because she understands the difficulty of transitioning out the military as a female, she is able to talk through the steps, make a plan and offer resources in order to fulfill your passion. She focuses on coaching others through PTSD, anxiety and depression and overcoming trauma. 

She is also in the process of collaborating with other like-minded and like-hearted people to help end the stigma on mental health.

In this episode, Sgt. BeReal and Annete talks about finding her identity again when she got out of the Military and the invisible wounds that they suffer. They also pointed out that the suicidal rate is very high due to depression and all veterans go to a lot of challenges whatever their rank is because the Military forgot the mental health part.

Let’s listen to them and get lots on information about transitioning from the Military and know how Annette can help you through her business and life experiences.

Key Points:

Finding her identity again when she got out

The Military forgot the mental health part

Veterans have invisible wounds that they suffer

Suicidal rate is very high due to depression

Raising a kid while in the Military is so hard for both men and women

Support system is very important

We all go to a lot of challenges whatever your rank is

When you get out of the Military, you can do more than just get a job

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