Being with Mark Finley is like sitting with the Golden Age of Broadway royalty. He’s met and worked with icons. He’s lived multiple lifetimes. Living through the terror and prejudice of the 1980’s AIDs scare and more.
In this episode, Justin, our 25-year-old Naval Hospital Corpsman, Third Class, Fleet Marine Force, HM3(FMF), Loser. Shares about what to do about suicide as a military, armed forces, corpsman. He shares candidly about the militaries abundance of awareness training, but the serious lack of problem-solving availability when it comes to suicide help in the military.
Like most large organizations, there is a severe culture problem. When it comes to Marines getting help. If there is help to be sought out, it's hard to gain traction because you're moving around all the time. Not to mention, what Marine would get help when their superiors and peers all take a stance of "needing help means you're weak." As far as I'm concerned, F**K THEM!
Justin is a 25-year-old Naval Hospital Corpsman, Third Class, Fleet Marine Force, HM3(FMF). He reached out to LOR early on as the show was beginning. He recently let me know that he was ready to tell his story and wanted to be a guest on the show. It was good timing and I was happy to oblige.
I had no idea that his story included deployment, firefights, and more. Justin transparently shares about his journey through his Naval deployment experience, as well as discussing how hard it is to lose someone, dealing with gruesome experiences, and even suicide.