Cherissa Jackson

Chief Medical Officer, AMVETS

Biography

Cherissa Jackson is a passionate author and speaker, single mother of twin daughters, and determined ambassador and advocate for patients and Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Her 23 years of active-duty military service, including 10 years as a nurse in the US Air Force where she survived three (3) combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, lead to her commitment to help eliminate the stigma associated with PTSD.

Cherissa’s book: At Peace, Not In Pieces: Powering Through My Pain

AMVETS Website: amvets.org
Project Give Hope Website: projectgivehope.org

The Point:

In this episode of The Point, Duane interviews Cherissa Jackson, Chief Executive Officer at AMVETS and Founder of Project Give Hope. Previously, she survived three (3) combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, leading to a total of 23 years of active-duty military service, including 10 years as a nurse in the US Air Force. Cherissa discusses her passion for eliminating the stigma surrounding PTSD and encourages anyone who is struggling to reach out for assistance.

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

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