On today’s episode of From Grief to Gold, I had the honor of hosting Scott DeLuzio on my podcast. We initially connected over social media because we were both writing and publishing around the same time, so I’m really glad to have him as my first guest for this podcast. We talk about: The healing journey he went through from being overseas and losing his brother that was also downrange in Afghanistan, the stresses of combat, and coming back from deployment and readjusting to civilian life. We also dive into the creation of Scott’s book, “Surviving Son,” and the healing journey he’s been on over the last 12 years. He shares about how his book isn’t just his story of combat, but his brother’s story. What military families go through when deployed, if someone doesn’t make it back home, and how it affects everyone. All with a goal of having others be a little more empathetic with one another. We discuss therapy options. How it’s okay to ask for help, and continue to ask for help if and when needed. But it’s also important to be realistic about the timeframe for healing and growth in mental health, just like with a broken bone or other injury.
Scott DeLuzio’s book can be found: https://survivingsonbook.com https://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Son-Afghanistan-Nightmare-Becoming/dp/0578977443 Drive on Podcast can be found: https://driveonpodcast.com/
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Thanks for listening! Mel