Derek Coy, Veterans’ Health Officer at the New York State Health Foundation and former Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps talks about how all of the experiences in his life, inside and outside the military, contributed to his life’s work and mission. He strives to normalize conversations about mental health and trauma to foster connection and encourage others not to hide their pain. He talks about some pivotal moments in his own life, including hearing Kalief Browder’s story and a timely interaction at a NYC Veteran’s Day parade.
Check out Derek’s work at the NYS Health Foundation here: https://nyshealthfoundation.org/what-we-fund/veterans-health/
Follow Derek here: https://twitter.com/ClassicDCoy
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