November 9, 2020
Niche streamer VET Tv has announced the Veteran’s Day release of “Mental Hell and Wellness,” a new Web series available for free viewing at veterantv.com.
The new series, according to a press release, sets out to validate VET Tv’s “unwavering mission of healing through humor, and to debunk the criticisms of the video-on-demand provider’s brand of comedy, as well as its role in improving veteran mental health.”
VET Tv, also known as Veteran Television, is a subscription-based SVOD channel launched in 2017 by retired Marine Captain Donny O’Malley. It sets out to re-create, parody and celebrate the military experience for those who served using dark and irreverent comedy to facilitate social connection among post-9/11 veterans.
Hosted by O’Malley, “Mental Hell and Wellness” features both one-on-one interviews with mental health professionals and a breakdown of VET Tv’s most popular series, “A Grunt’s Life,” with veteran and combat trauma specialist Lauren Rich.
Other mental health professionals who volunteered their time to speak with O’Malley include New York Times best-selling author and Boston-based psychiatrist Dr. Bessel van der Kolk; John-David del Castillo, a combat stress recovery specialist from the Wounded Warrior Project in Sacramento; Dr. Michael Terry, coordinator of the University of San Diego’s Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program; Dr. Nancy Lin, a licensed clinical psychologist providing therapy for people suffering from insomnia, trauma, depression in San Diego; Dr. Holly Bechard, a psychiatric nurse practitioner from Solana Beach, Calif.; and Dr. Abby Cobey, a trauma, depression and anxiety specialist from Alexandria, Va.