Department of Veteran Affairs
Tim Lawson works as a content creator for the Department of Veterans Affair’s digital media team and creates the weekly podcasts, Follow Your Spirit, Fuel for Warriors and 1,2 Many: Veteran Suicide.
Lawson’s decided to pursue a career in journalism after serving five years in the Marine Corps and struggling with thoughts of suicide. His goals is to change the conversation around Veteran suicide from one of statistics to solutions. Through his many interviews with medical professionals, survivors and those who lost loved ones to suicide, Lawson concluded that mentorship and empathy can save lives. His former podcast, Veteran Empire, was nominated for a 2013 Podcast Award in the Culture and Arts category.