Thursday, May 20, 2010

“Our Veterans and Their Families: 21st Century Challenges”

WCNY's Our Veterans and Their Families: 21st Century Challenges to air

WCNY will air “Our Veterans and Their Families: 21st Century Challenges” Monday, May 24 at 9 p.m. on WCNY 24.1 and Sunday, May 30 at 9:30 p.m. on WCNY 24.1. The WCNY-produced documentary focuses on United States veterans and the unique challenges they face in a century that is prevalent with uncertain and perilous times.


The documentary not only focuses on veterans but also the stories of their families. The broadcast is both studio and field-based with insight from a panel of experts and the subject matter of the documentary covers four areas: Mental Health Needs, Redeployment Stresses, Reintegration Needs, and Special Needs of Female Veterans.

The hour-long show also touches upon specific issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), special needs of injured veterans, reconnecting with family and friends, financial and employment issues, the stress of redeployment, and how female veterans face new and unique challenges and are a growing group in the returning veteran population. Continued

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