According to the organization, One Mind, of the service members seriously injured in recent wars, 60% suffer from post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.Â Many men and women do not seek help for a variety of reasons, including shame from the stigma surrounding this so-called invisible illness.
When War Comes Home, a powerful new documentary, spotlights three military families facing different and serious effects of wartime trauma, showcasing different types of treatment, but more importantly, sparking conversations to bring hope and help to millions who continue to suffer in silence.
Andrea Carlile, whose family is featured in When War Comes Home, and retired US Army General Peter Chiarelli, who has long fought for better and more thorough mental health treatment for service members and veterans, shared more about the documentaryâ€™s message,as well as how we can help support loved ones and friends who may be suffering.
A special screening of When War Comes Home takes place tonight (Tuesday, June 14) at Majestic Bay Theatres in Ballard. CLICK HERE for more information and to reserve seats.
General Chiarelli is CEO of One Mind, an organization working towardÂ better and quicker diagnostics, treatments, and cures for brain diseases and injuries. CLICK HERE to learn more about their work.
Connect with One Mind on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter: @1Mind4Research
Andrea wrote about her familyâ€™s journey in a book entitled The War that Came Home. CLICK HERE for more information.