Thursday, March 09, 2006

Mental Health and Military Service in Iraq

Discussion on NPR radio:

A new study shows more than one in three members of the U.S. armed forces serving in Iraq seeks help for mental health problems. We talk about the types of problems they're experiencing, the help available, and long term cost to individuals, their families, and the nation.


Charles Sheehan-Miles, executive director of Veterans for Common Sense and a veteran of the first Gulf War

Col. Dr. Charles Hoge, director of the division of psychiatry and neuroscience at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Chaplain John Morris, chaplain for the Minnesota National Guard

Craig Smith, served as a Specialist in Operation Iraqi Freedom from April to November 2003

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