Deployment Psychology Blog

Staff Perspective: The Importance of Veterans Sharing Their Stories

April Thompson, LCSW

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.

CDP News: 24 November 2017

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.

Staff Perspective: Visions of Warriors - The Veteran Photo Recovery Project

Laura Copland, MA, LCMHC

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.