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Beer Is Cheaper Than Therapy : Fort Hood's PTSD Problem / First Hand Films (Firm).

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorFirst Hand Films (Firm)
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©2011.
Description1 streaming video file (57 min.) : sound, color
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Variant title Fort Hood's PTSD Problem
Contents PTSD (3:55) -- Death by Suicide (2:37) -- Guns and Tattoos (2:27) -- 911 Suicide Call (5:26) -- Soldiers vs. Military Brass (3:23) -- Unnecessary Injuries (3:28) -- Trained to Kill (3:08) -- Gathering Place (4:23) -- Alone with Drugs and Misery (3:47) -- Wives and Babies (3:04) -- After the Soldier Comes Home (3:42) -- Tattoo Artist (2:27) -- Killer (6:14) -- Coping with PTSD (1:29) -- War Realities (2:47) -- In Honor of Soldiers (3:12) -- Credits: Beer Is Cheaper Than Therapy: Fort Hood's PTSD Problem (0:46)
Abstract Suicide rates are rising steadily at the Fort Hood military post, thousands of soldiers are on psychiatric medications, and mental health services there are reeling from a caseload of nearly 4,000 patients per month. Across the nation, young troops who became psychologically overwhelmed while fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan and were told by dismissive commanders that "beer is cheaper than therapy" are returning stateside to cope with severe psychological trauma on their own. This program goes to Killeen, Texas, home of the Fort Hood military post, to interview Iraq war veterans and their families about the devastating repercussions of their deployment - alcoholism, domestic abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder - and the failure of military brass to take this problem seriously.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 03, 2012.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 11 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number49272 Films Media Group

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