Veterans Therapy (Re-broadcast)
When U.S. Armed Service members return home from Iraq and Afghanistan, many are bothered by the kind of mental trauma that isn't easily seen or diagnosed.
This week's University Beat on WUSF-TV shows us how USF is working with the V-A and the Department of Defense to help non-military mental healthcare providers treat those wounded warriors. (Story originally ran week of August 3, 2009)
Many U.S. Armed Service members come home from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from PTSD and other unseen mental trauma, and turn to non-military medical professionals for assistance.
This week's University Beat on WUSF-FM tells you how USF is trying to help those poviders treat them and also introduces you to one serviceman who's sharing his own story of struggle and recovery. (Story originally ran week of August 3, 2009)
Retired U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jose Sanchez talks about why Marines find it difficult to talk about their mental and emotional issues after combat, the problems Reservists like himself sometimes face getting help, and why it's important both service members and their families get help.
Dr. Harold Kudler, the Mental Health Coordinator for the VA's Veterans Integrated Service Network #6, talks about Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, a growing problem among troops wounded in combat.
Dr. Kudler pays tribute to U.S. Navy Cmdr. Charles Keith Springle, a co-creator of the "Painting a Moving Train" program who was killed in Baghdad on May 11, 2009.
Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center
James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital OEF/OIF Program Manager
813-972-2000 ext. 3825
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Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.