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YOU MUST KNOW ME TO TREAT ME — “The Video News Section is provided to better inform healthcare providers and concerned citizens about the need for understanding a post 9/11 military culture in the clinical setting, cultural competency, and patient-provider communications best practices.   The aformentioned have a significant impact in the clinical setting of  mental / behavioral healthcare management.  This is particularily relevant as healthcare providers learn to effectively address the varying and individual needs of the nation’s diverse groups currently represented in the military and veteran communities.”

PTSD and TBI  – News Video Stories

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Army Times reporter Kelly Kennedy saw first hand the horrors of the war in Iraq. She spoke to CBS News about her experiences and about how post traumatic stress disorder is affecting the troops.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZp0fGb7jw0&feature=related

Hearing on Mental Health, Iraq & Afghanistan: Vets Speak

Numerous reports indicate that a large percentage of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering from mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder. The Oversight Committee holds a hearing with afflicted soldiers and their families, and examine the ability of the DOD and the VA to screen, treat, and track returning soldiers who are at risk, and assess the impact that these illnesses are having on military readiness and military families. Army Specialist Thomas Smith and Army Specialist Michael Bloodworth give opening remarks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWBxbjcnXrw&NR=1

BARRIERS STILL EXIST FOR MILITARY SEEKING MENTAL HEALTH CARE May 2008

American Psychiatric Association (APA) Releases Study that Reveals Stigma Still a Hurdle for Military Personnel and Families in Need of Mental Health Care

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGFJWqA9GSk&feature=related

Military Mental Health System in Desrepair NBC Nightly News,  June 15th, 2007

This video highlights that many service members, their spouse and children are also suffering unprecendented rates of Mental and Behavioral conditions as a result of the prolonged wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/health/2010/08/30/pkg.phillips.ptsd.sisters.cnn?hpt=Sbin

CNN’s Kyra Phillips reports on how women returning from war zones are dealing with post traumatic stress disorder

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/world_news_america/8492493.stm

Artist’s portraits of war quest, BBC World News  America
Artist Matt Mitchell wanted to connect with the experiences of US service members in Iraq and Afghanistan on a personal level and launched an ambitious project.
For nearly five years, the painter from Amherst, Massachusetts has been working on portraits of military and civilian veterans – with the hopes of completing 100 such works.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036789/vp/36416802#36416802

April 12: Iraq war veteran and former ‘Real World’ cast member Ryan Conklin talks about his new book which details his two tours of duty in Iraq.
Morning Joe

http://www.essence.com/lifestyle/health/female_veterans_ptsd_goes_untreated.php

Essence.com – Female Veterans’ PTSD Goes Untreated, 16 December 2009

The fastest growing group of homeless war veterans is female vets with kids. One of the main reasons for their downfall is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Unfortunately, according to CNN, many female veterans are not getting the treatment for PTSD they need because women’s roles in wars are commonly non-combat. However, although many female soldiers have been in or have witnessed combat outside the wire, priority for therapy that re-assimilates soldiers goes to the male soldiers who can prove that they’ve been in battle. Furthermore female vets with children often feel pressure to return to their role as a caretaker immediately after serving.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/291177-1
Department of Defense-Veterans Administration Suicide Prevention Conference 2010:
Eric Shinseki delivered the keynote address at the 2010 Department of Defense/Veterans Administration Suicide Prevention Conference. He and other officials spoke about rising suicide rates among young veterans and efforts by the VA and military to better prevent suicide.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-07-23-brain-injuries_N.htm
USA Today – Troop’s brain injuries inspire a new mission:  Nearly 15% of soldiers that come through Lanstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany are diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury. Many of these injuries are caused by explosions from IEDs (by Gannet Hubbard. USA Today)

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This is a CNN story about a service members struggle to survive while suffering from PTSD. This service member served in Iraq.

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This is a CBS news video – The Army And Domestic Abuse. Critics say the military needs to do more about domestic violence against women. A CBS News investigation found more than 25,000 women have been victimized over the past decade. Katie Couric reports.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOAzsZcQchc&feature=related
VA Watchdog – MEDICATED TROOPS W/ MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES SENT BACK TO COMBAT

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This is a CBS news video – Veteran Recounts Killing Wife. Former U.S. Army Sgt. James Pitts discusses how he killed his wife after returning from combat duty in Iraq. Pitts says the military did little to help with his mental issues.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghXCrsTVXtc&NR=1
This is a short film from the Veteran Affairs  National  Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It highlights the intense nature of the fighting and stressors that can  lead to PTSD from service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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This is a video from the Salem-News project on PTSD. The video contains messages from Marine and Soldiers on the ground in Iraq.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VsVA5p7heQ&feature=related
This is a CNN story about Army generals speaking  out about their PTSD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlFvqCnHRwA&feature=related
Close Combat in Iraq – Raw video coverage. Service Members operating in extremely stressful situations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P45-oOjTNYo&feature=related
VA Watchdog – This video highlights the ABC News report on the Invisible Wounds report and the release of the Rand Corporation study.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrZD_sdSkp0&feature=related
This is an Al Jazeera-English video on  Iraq war veterans struggle to adapt in the US – 20 Sep 08
War veterans make up almost a quarter of the homeless population in the United States. The US Department of Veteran Affairs estimates that about 30,000 of those are veterans from the Iraq War.

TBI – News Video Stories

DISCLAIMER

The views express in the comment sections of the videos are not those of the Steptoe Group, LLC or its affiliates. The Steptoe Group also does not support or endorse the views expressed in the comment sections. The links  are being provided for the information provided in the VIDEO PORTION ONLY. The videos are for information purposes only and are provided as means for the viewer to gain additional information on the subject of mental and behavioral health conditions amongst the nation’s warriors, their families, and veterans.

DISCLAIMER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZp0fGb7jw0&feature=related

Hearing on Mental Health, Iraq & Afghanistan: Vets Speak

Numerous reports indicate that a large percentage of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering from mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder. The Oversight Committee holds a hearing with afflicted soldiers and their families, and examine the ability of the DOD and the VA to screen, treat, and track returning soldiers who are at risk, and assess the impact that these illnesses are having on military readiness and military families. Army Specialist Thomas Smith and Army Specialist Michael Bloodworth give opening remarks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWBxbjcnXrw&NR=1

BARRIERS STILL EXIST FOR MILITARY SEEKING MENTAL HEALTH CARE May 2008

American Psychiatric Association (APA) Releases Study that Reveals Stigma Still a Hurdle for Military Personnel and Families in Need of Mental Health Care

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGFJWqA9GSk&feature=related

Military Mental Health System in Desrepair NBC Nightly News,  June 15th, 2007

This video highlights that many service members, their spouse and children are also suffering unprecendented rates of Mental and Behavioral conditions as a result of the prolonged wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNE7L_yR74k&feature=related
Traumatic Brain Injury – US Army.  A soldiers story of his brain injury.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbDb5-OwAI4
In Their Boots Video — Traumatic Brain Injury Part 1 – A documentary on soldiers and veterans.
“FRACTURED MINDS”: Four soldiers navigate the difficult path to recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI), the signature injury of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Part 1 of 3.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6-ZuK0ElHg&feature=related
In Their Boots Video –Traumatic Brain Injury Part 2 – A documentary on soldiers and veterans.
“FRACTURED MINDS”: Four soldiers navigate the difficult path to recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI), the signature injury of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Part 2 of 3.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgV7nDgbnfw&feature=related
In Their Boots Video –Traumatic Brain Injury Part 3 - A documentary on soldiers and veterans.
“FRACTURED MINDS”: Four soldiers navigate the difficult path to recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI), the signature injury of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Part 3 of 3.