On this 'Who's at the Table?', AMVETS Chief Medical Executive Cherissa Jackson hosts Kim Bailey, social worker, mental health advocate, and Army veteran.
Kim served her country for 4 years active duty as a combat medic overseas during the earlier stages of the Afghan and Iraqi wars. During this time, she helped support the mission by stabilizing and triaging the severely wounded who were airvac’d directly from the battle field, earning her two army achievement medals for saving lives.
A social worker and military mental health advocate, Kim has firsthand experience of Military Sexual Trauma, Mild TBI, suicidality, and the pressures of military culture that led her to Homelessness, struggles with PTSD, and even a period of Incarceration after transitioning out of the service. After hitting rock bottom, Kim began her healing journey through education and helping others. She finished her masters in social work, started her PhD, volunteers in the veterans treatment court, and runs a supportive mini blog, a podcast, and support groups for her sister veterans and first responders through Invisible Combat™️ and the Shero Hotline podcast.