It's almost Veterans Day 2007 and almost five years since the start of the Iraq war. Thirty-thousand Massachusetts military service members are back from the war, but many are fighting something else at home: mental illness.
We talk with veterans, doctors and a reporter who has been covering the war from overseas and here at home. He describes this situation for returning vets "a mental health crisis." What do you think? Is the nation prepared for the soliders returning? Do you know a veteran? Remember our veterans by sharing your stories with us.
- Charles Sennott, reporter and special correspondent for the Boston Globe
- Dr. Terry Keane, psychiatrist with Boston Veterans Affairs, and director of the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for PTSD
Charles Sennott of the Boston Globe spent a full year following one group of Massachusetts soldiers. He watched them train, embedded with them in Iraq and found out how each one of them brought the war home. Journey with them in the Globe's online special.
This program aired on November 9, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.