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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

Below are resources and stories related to PTSD

Brandon Ladne Boots

   The things they carried: War photographer marks last steps of vets at home

After decades of war reporting, photojournalist David Guttenfelder came home and realized that he had only covered one side of…(more)

Sebastian Junger

   Sebastian Junger on PTSD: ‘It’s coming home that’s actually the trauma’

We might think we have a basic understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD: Soldiers in battle see things they’d…(more)

Tech Sgt. MaCherie Dunbar (R) and her girlfriend, Barb Maglaqui (L)

   StoryCorps – Tech Sgt. MaCherie Dunbar

Tech Sgt. MaCherie Dunbar (R) was deployed twice to Iraq in 2007-2008. At StoryCorps, MaCherie told her girlfriend, Barb Maglaqui…(more)

Breaking Point

   Joining Forces: Breaking Point

This four-part series features experts’ perspective on veteran’s experiences.   In part 4, Breaking Point, experts discuss the elements of soldiers…(more)

On the Mend

   Joining Forces: On the Mend

This four-part series features experts’ perspective on veteran’s experiences.   In part 2, On the Mend, experts discuss most commonly seen…(more)

Coming Home

   Coming Home: Supporting Your Soldier

A program discussing the mental health concerns faced by returning veterans and their families. Produced by Twin Cities Public Television and…(more)

A female airman working on a weapons system.

   Center for Women Veterans

A new site that provides outreach to female service members and female veterans who have questions about health care, benefits…(more)

Elizabeth Olson

   StoryCorps – Veterans Crisis Line

Elizabeth Olson and her colleagues at the Veterans Crisis Line talk about helping callers through their darkest hours.

where soldiers come from

   Where Soldiers Come From

A four-year journey that takes teenagers from rural northern Michigan to the battlefields of Afghanistan and back, WHERE SOLDIERS COME…(more)

Invisible War

   The Invisible War

The Invisible War exposes one of the United States’s most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the…(more)