I began thinking about the issue of Veterans talking about their military experiences after watching a 2014 TED talk titled “How to talk to Veterans about war.” In this talk, Wes Moore (an Army Veteran) suggested that when he returned from an overseas combat tour, he wanted people to ask him about his experiences and ask how he was doing and what his transition back to the US was like for him. He said many people were hesitant to ask questions which led him to feel that his service wasn’t acknowledged and that people didn’t care.
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The percentage of people age 12+ in the United States who reported using antidepressant medication in the past month during 2011-2014, according to a data brief released earlier this year by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
Welcome to this week’s edition of CDP News! We like to use this space to review recent happenings in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology, while also looking ahead to upcoming events. This week was a bit slower than usual, due to the the Thanksgiving holiday.
Marina is one of four Veterans, with experiences from the Vietnam to Iraq wars, recorded in Visions of Warriors, a documentary film released on November 11, 2017 describing their journey and recovery with the use of an innovative approach The 90-minute film traces how these Veterans engage in The Veteran Photo Recovery Project (VPRP) and use photography to heal.
The percentage of active duty respondents to the 2017 Blue Star Military Families Lifestyle Survey who said they planned to leave the military within the next two years for reasons other than retirement or separation. The top reason given by these respondents was "Concerns about impact of military service on family." According to the survey, "Amount of time away from family is the top concern, surpassing pay and benefits, which had been the top concern since 2013."