ptsd http://wamc.org en Hagel Promises To Look Into Vets' PTSD Lawsuit http://wamc.org/post/hagel-promises-look-vets-ptsd-lawsuit <p><a href="http://www.defense.gov/bios/biographydetail.aspx?biographyid=365" target="_blank">Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel</a> says he is personally looking into the lawsuit filed earlier this week by Vietnam veterans who suffered from post-traumatic stress and received less than honorable discharges from the military.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:40:11 +0000 Jim Levulis 85197 at http://wamc.org Hagel Promises To Look Into Vets' PTSD Lawsuit Vietnam Veterans Sue Military Over PTSD http://wamc.org/post/vietnam-veterans-sue-military-over-ptsd <p>A federal lawsuit accuses the U.S. military of failing to upgrade the discharges of Vietnam veterans who developed post-traumatic stress disorder and seeks relief for them.</p><p>The lawsuit was filed Monday in Connecticut by five Vietnam veterans and three veterans organizations. The veterans say they suffered PTSD before it was recognized and were discharged under other-than-honorable conditions that made them ineligible for benefits.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:24:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 85044 at http://wamc.org Vietnam Veterans Sue Military Over PTSD “Theater of War” at Vassar College on 11/3 http://wamc.org/post/theater-war-vassar-college-113 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"</span><a href="http://www.outsidethewirellc.com/projects/theater-of-war/overview" style="line-height: 1.5;">Theater of War</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">" is a public health project, having produced hundreds of dramatic readings of Greek tragedies for mixed civilian and military audiences to start a conversation about the return of soldiers to civilian life.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.vassar.edu">Vassar College</a> in Poughkeepsie, NY is hosting "Theater of War" for a dramatic reading of scenes from Sophocles' "Ajax" on Sunday, Nov. 3rd from 4:00-6:00p in the Vassar Chapel in association with the Vassar College Department of Greek and Roman Studies.</p><p>Bryan Doerries is the Founder and Artistic Director of “Theater of War” and he joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 76648 at http://wamc.org “Theater of War” at Vassar College on 11/3 "Battle Ready: Memoir of a SEAL Warrior Medic" by Mark L. Donald http://wamc.org/post/battle-ready-memoir-seal-warrior-medic-mark-l-donald <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>As a SEAL and combat medic, Mark Donald served his country with valorous distinction for almost twenty-five years and survived some of the most dangerous combat actions imaginable.</p><p>His new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312600755/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0312600755&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Battle Ready: Memoir of a SEAL Warrior Medic</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0312600755" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, immerses the reader in the unique life of the elite warrior-medic and describes his triumph over Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that threatened to destroy him and his family.</p><p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 61696 at http://wamc.org "Battle Ready: Memoir of a SEAL Warrior Medic" by Mark L. Donald Listener Essay - Thank You For Your Service http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-thank-you-your-service <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Dan New is a combat Vietnam Veteran and an artist who loves to write and photograph as expression of his life.</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:55:00 +0000 60931 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 1 http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-chris-gibson-part-1-12 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Suicide, especially among veterans, is an emerging crisis.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the </span>19<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that suicide can tear families apart.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 59760 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1285 - Robert Crais http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1285-robert-crais <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Robert Crais is the author of the best-selling Elvis Cole novels and was the 2006 recipient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award.</p><p>His latest novel, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0399161481/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0399161481&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Suspect</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0399161481" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>, tells the story of Scott and Maggie - an LAPD K9 team nobody trusts--damaged goods who are wounded, scared, and suspect. Who work together to solve a murder and regain trust.</p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59105 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1285 - Robert Crais The Big Read's Psychology and Impact of War Keynote Panel Discussion http://wamc.org/post/big-reads-psychology-and-impact-war-keynote-panel-discussion <p><a href="http://www.albanypubliclibrary.org/bigread.php">&nbsp; The Big Read</a> is a month-long series of programs that brings together an entire community to read and discuss a single book. This November, The Big Read comes to Albany with the book <em>The Things They Carried</em> by Tim O'Brien and includes an assortment of book discussions, films, performances, and exhibitions.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 51722 at http://wamc.org Rob Edelman: War Is Hell, Indeed http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-war-hell-indeed <p></p><p>In so many Hollywood films of yesteryear, American soldiers and war veterans-- particularly those of the World War II era-- are depicted as valiant, well-adjusted warriors who have fought for their country. They smile, even if they are wounded. Upon coming home, they are ever-willing to be embraced by their loved ones while disappearing into the mainstream and getting on with their lives.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 16:46:46 +0000 Rob Edelman 51323 at http://wamc.org "The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows" http://wamc.org/post/long-walk-story-war-and-life-follows Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them as the commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in Iraq. We speak with him about his book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385536208/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0385536208&linkCode=as2&tag=wamcnortheast-20">The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0385536208" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;"/></em>. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:35:42 +0000 Joe Donahue 43090 at http://wamc.org "The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows"