Marine's Leadership Stems From Hard Work, Discipline.
No matter the name, this phenomenon leaves troops Wartorn. The director of Wartorn 1861-2010, the HBO documentary on post-traumatic stress, shares his personal experiences with the making of the film and how he gained an understanding of what troops today might be facing.
In 2009, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, earned a dubious status. It led the Army in suicide rates. Today, the post is working to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health issues, identify soldiers who may be at risk, and provide the best care available to those who need it.
When wounded soldiers, sailors, Marines or airmen come home from war their days are filled with medical appointments, physical therapy sessions, and often adapting to a new normal. Caregivers are in the thick of things, but often so focused on those they're caring for that they forget to take care of themselves. Andrea Schaill has been there and knows the pitfalls, and the happy endings.
From smartphone applications to TeleTBI, the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center is ahead of the curve when it comes to innovations in the treatment of post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.
As an Air Force photographer, Stacy Pearsall served two deployments in Iraq where she recorded a visual history of what was happening around her. She went on patrols, covered school openings, and was injured twice. It took a friend, to recognize her post traumatic stress and encourage her to seek help.
General Peter W. Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, is at the forefront of the Army's efforts to identify and treat the signature wounds of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan--post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.
The Pritzker Military Library and America’s Armed Forces
Father (Lieutenant Colonel) Michael R. Duesterhaus talks about what it's like to cousel troops at war