The Battle within

According to The Department of Veteran’s Affair every 65 minutes, a US military veteran commits suicide. In 2012 more US soldiers killed themselves than died in combat. Treatment for Iraq and Afghanistan vets suffering from PTSD has cost more than 2 billion dollars so far. The documentary will shed light on the issue of high suicide rates among U.S. veterans and military personnel, in light of the recent shocking statistics. It will investigate the nature and causes of suicide while exploring the harsh demands of war whether during active duty, non-combat duty or following home return. It also addresses the pressures of reintegration into normal society on veterans and examine the key triggers of suicide including symptoms that are also associated with post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

 

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