Posted: Nov 11, 2015 9:29 PM PST
Updated: Nov 11, 2015 9:36 PM PST
By Emily Longnecker, WTHR reporter

ANDERSON, Ind. - An Anderson family is featured in an upcoming documentary about the struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Wes Carlile, 35, served in the U.S. Army and Air Force. He was diagnosed with PTSD after several tours overseas, including one in Iraq.

His wife wrote about the family’s difficult journey in a book, “The War That Came Home.” Her story caught the eye of an Emmy Award-winning director who featured the Carliles in the film, “When War Comes Home.”

The documentary is an intimate look at PTSD in the military and the toll it takes on families.

“Every time I would close my eyes, I would remember seeing a friend of mine bleed to death on the operating room floor,” Wes said.

“It doesn’t always have to end bad and there’s no shame in asking for help,” said his wife, Andrea. “It takes more courage to admit that you need help than to just bury it and suck it up.”

“When War Comes Home” is set to be released in January.


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