Saturday, May 25, 2013

CBS News explores how PTSD hits U.S. veterans

Post-traumatic stress disorder's effect on U.S. veterans explored on CBS Radio News
May 23, 2013 - Here's a frightening statistic: Every day, some 22 American heroes take their own lives because of the stresses they experienced on the battlefield. Many more don't seek treatment and find their lives spiraling out of control.

"60 Minutes" correspondent Steve Kroft will host "Combat Stress: Finding the Way Home," a special radio hour exploring the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder on our nation's veterans to be broadcast during Memorial Day weekend.

The hour, a partnership between CBS News and CBS Cares - the award-winning public service campaign of the CBS Corporation - will be produced by CBS Radio News.

Finding the Way Home


"PTSD can be devastating. It's a critical issue that needs to be discussed often, so the thousands of vets affected by this illnesses can learn how to cope with it," said Kroft, a combat correspondent and photographer for Pacific Stars and Stripes in the Vietnam War. read more>>>

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