Friday, June 03, 2011

A gripping documentary: Wartorn 1861-2010

This past weekend we happened across an HBO documentary OnDemand Wartorn 1861-2010

This gripping documentary "chronicles the lingering effects of combat stress and post traumatic stress on military personnel and their families throughout American history,  from the Civil War through today's conflicts..."

In my humble opinion, this is a 'must watch' documentary...if you don't have access to HBO On Demand? the DVD is available on Amazon

One of the stories from the documentary led me to this website Nate Update
which in turn led me to FAVA-Under Construction  where Nate's mother and another mother are working to reach out to veterans and their families who are dealing with legal consequences to untreated PTS.  I'm always inspired by folks who respond to difficult circumstances by choosing to reach out to others, as these two women have done, and am wishing them all the best in their endeavor. I certainly had never given thought before seeing the documentary to what happens to the veterans and families when PTS brings about legal consequences for the veteran...and as a mother? Charilyn's words in the video after her son was taken away to begin serving his prison sentence touched a nerve for me.

Again, this documentary Wartorn 1861-2010 is well worth the time to watch, or purchase! (in my humble opinion)
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