Juliana Mercer

Special guest

Juliana Mercer is a Marine Corps veteran who served her country honorably in and out of war zones for sixteen years. Throughout her military career, she deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and spent four years providing holistic support to injured Marines recovering at the Wounded Warrior Battalion in San Diego. After active duty, she channeled her passion and experience into the Veteran nonprofit arena, where she has actively supported wounded warriors and veterans' reintegration into civilian life. With over 20 years of experience working with and serving the veteran population, Juliana is deeply committed to serving their unique interests and needs. She knows what it takes to help veterans thrive.

In her quest to help fellow veterans and herself heal from years of personal and military trauma, Juliana found relief through psychedelic therapy that fundamentally changed her life. Having experienced its healing potential firsthand, she now dedicates her time and energy to ensuring that veterans who suffer from complex, chronic PTSD also have access to these therapies. Thus, in her current role as Director of Veteran Advocacy & Public Policy for the nonprofit organization Healing Breakthrough, Juliana passionately advocates for the research, training, and deployment of system-wide adoption of MDMA-Assisted Therapy in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

In addition, Juliana serves on the Heroic Hearts Project board of directors and is a lifetime member of American Legion 426 in Lakeside, Mont., as well as VFW and Marine Memorial Club.

Juliana Mercer has been a guest on 1 episode.