Seeking Mental Health and Community Support with Ryan Allman

We are excited to be joined by Ryan Allman in today’s episode. After 21 years of service in the U.S. military, Ryan is passionate about serving in various military and Veteran affiliated organizations. Today, he is the Operations Manager at Compeer of Lebanon County.

In this episode, Ryan provides an inside look into his life and the struggles he faced while navigating post-military life. He offers insights into the often-overlooked struggles faced by veterans transitioning to civilian life, discussing the changing landscape around mental health, the importance of seeking help, and the power of community support. This episode serves as a powerful reminder that asking for help is not a sign of weakness but a courageous act of self-care.

Highlights of this episode:

  • 0:41 – Ryan’s life-shaping experience in the military + his decision to pursue a career in veteran mental health post service
  • 8:52 – Ryan’s drive to spread awareness and encourage positive change in the lives of struggling veterans
  • 12:05 – The power of collaboration and community in easing veterans’ transitions into civilian life, providing them with a sense of belonging and assistance
  • 15:24 –  The importance of introspection + seeking help for mental health and personal struggles to improve one’s well-being

Ryan Allman:

Ryan is a transplant to the area and is happy and proud to call Lebanon County home. His family of 5 is excited to let their roots grow as they settle in after a 21-year career in the United States Military. His experience is supported by 3+ years of community volunteering with various military and Veteran affiliated organizations, a Psychology degree from PSU, and a continued education towards a master’s in social work. Ryan is honored and privileged to work within the community and at Compeer supporting mental health and wellness.

Links For This Episode

Compeer Lebanon Our Compeer and CompeerCorps Program in Lebanon.

Capital Region Veterans Coalition A coalition of supporters and organizations for the military-affiliated community.

Pennsylvania Warhorse Equine Therapy.

Selfless Service Organization to support Veterans.

With more southeast PA connections:

Team RWB National Veteran and military-affiliated health and wellness.

The Mission Continues Serving again within the community.

Travis Manion Foundation Just an awesome org!

Wounded Warrior Project A national organization with support groups nationwide connecting Veterans and resources.


Need immediate help? Contact the Veterans Crisis Line: Dial 988 then Press 1, text 838255, or use the online chat at
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To apply for veteran’s benefits and find resources in Pennsylvania veterans need to contact their County Office of Veterans Affairs as listed in this document:
View more about PA’s resources for veterans: 
Financial support for Untold Valor is provided by a Veterans' Trust Fund grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. 

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