Our broadcast with Moe Armstrong was a celebration of hope and recovery in respect to the challenges with behaviors and thoughts that diseases of the brain can instill. Moe was like many young men, full of strength, ambition and self-confidence. His experiences as a Marine medical corpsman during the Vietnam conflict were traumatic, leading to lost years which included homelessness, addictions, illness, and hopelessness.
Eventually, he did find help, hope, and healing, and has made it his life’s mission to motivate others toward recovery and resiliency. Moe’s words during the Not Alone broadcast reflected his belief that we can create an environment of sanity, stability, safety, and sobriety for others, and that the peer movements, peer efforts, and peer support groups are making this change possible.
Moe Armstrong was especially adamant about Veterans helping others; he has played an influential role in initiating the Vet2VetUSA.org program and believes that peer support is the missing link to healing programs. He also feels strongly that people need to understand their own illness. Peer programs can help each one teach one, according to Moe Armstrong. This will change mental health care for the better.
Moe has such a positive attitude and a spirit that rises to the challenge; he invited each of us become an “action junkie” beside him, helping others find their path to recovery. To hear more from Moe, listen to the February 14 Not Alone broadcast by clicking on the play button below, or by downloading the file and listening later. To listen to past broadcasts of Not Alone, visit The Kim Foundation Not Alone podcast page.
February 14, 2012 – Moe Armstrong, Former Navy Seal
Airing every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (CST on station KCRO, channel 660 AM based out of Omaha, Neb.), Not Alone is a live talk radio program focused on behavioral health and recovery. Developed by The Kim Foundation through the support of C&A Industries, Inc., Not Alone works to reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness. The show seeks to assure individuals, families, and communities that they are not alone, mental illness affects us all, hosting a variety of guest from across the country.