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Innovative Intervention

May 2008
In May 2008, CSULB produced a two-hour video and satellite broadcast
focused on making our communities more knowledgeable about the mental health challenges veterans and their families are facing. Working with the VA Healthcare System, Long Beach, four mental health program managers address some of the most important obstacles that challenge our veterans as they transition back home.

The final 40 minutes of the video is a live panel with psychologists and social workers from the Department of Defense and VA, a student veteran and his former spouse. To watch the video online click on the links below:

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You won't want to miss the insightful questions and informative responses.

Recommended Veterans Media Topics

Wartorn: 1861-2010

Wartorn 1861-2010In 2010, Gandolfini produced another documentary with HBO, which analyzed the effects of PTSD throughout American history from 1861 to 2010. It featured interviews with American Military Officials on their views of PTSD and how they are trying to help soldiers affected by it. Letters from soldiers of the American Civil War and World War I who were affected by PTSD are examined along with interviews with soldiers affected by PTSD and their families. Watch here!!



Restrepo Trailer (Watch on YouTube )

Restrepo TrailerWinner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for a Documentary, RESTREPO chronicles the deployment of a U.S. platoon of courageous American soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, considered to be one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military.

From May 2007 to July 2008, Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger dug in with the men of the Second Platoon, Battle Company of the 503rd Infantry Regiment (airborne), stationed at Restrepo, sharing duties and shooting more than 150 hours of combat, frustration, routine, jokes, terror and bravery during daily life at the outpost. Hetherington and Junger, have made a film unlike any other about men in harms way. We see their courage. We experience their frustrations. We share their bonding. We hear the music they listen to, and we see the snapshots of their kids that they pass around. It is something that audiences have never before experienced. As they fight the Taliban, these 15 men win our hearts and minds in a way no fictional film can.


The Story Of Traumatic Brain Injury

The Story of Traumatic Brain Injury NPR and ProPublica recently published a joint investigative report titled "Brain Wars," which examines the military's response to soldiers who have suffered so-called mild traumatic brain injuries.

"As part of this report, I worked with reporters Daniel Zwerdling and T. Christian Miller to produce this short documentary video about one soldier - Sgt. Victor Medina - who suffered a traumatic brain injury during an IED explosion in Iraq in 2009. The blast damaged his memory, attention, and concentration and left him with migraines and a significant stutter."


Important Reads

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