Discussion After Premier of “Wartorn 1861 – 2010”

(11AM EST – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)

DCoE – Defense Centers of Excellence

11 November 2010 – Military leaders, vets discuss invisible wounds of war and getting help after viewing HBO documentary about PTSD

HBO’s Wartorn 1861 – 2010

DCoE Call Center Helps Troubled Troops

November 11, 2010 – Troubled troops, veterans and family members have a round-the-clock, free resource for locating the help they need to deal with psychological health problems and traumatic brain injury.

Lolita O’Donnell, DCoE acting director for clearinghouse, outreach and advocacy, said callers can use the telephone, e-mail or online chat to get help for and information about everything from administrative discharge to combat stress signs and symptoms to the latest treatment options for psychological health concerns and brain injury.

“We don’t want to turn anyone away, that’s why we established what we call a ‘warm handoff transfer’ with the VA crisis line,” O’Donnell said. “Both of us helping our servicemembers who are in crisis – we feel like we’re more effective.” {read rest}

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    • jimstaro on November 13, 2010 at 1:37 pm
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    Part One

    November 10th 2010 – You have to be 18 to join the military, but there are plenty of Mainers younger than that, currently “serving” our country.

    they are the sons and daughters of soldiers overseas and the battleground these young people face is one of the toughest to fight.

    Joy Hollowell has a special report on “My Mommy or Daddy is Deployed.” {read rest}

    Part 2

    November 11th 2010 – Since 2001, 3,100 Maine soldiers have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of the Global War on Terror.

    Currently, there are two units in the Middle East.

    The 172nd Mountain Infantry Battalion stationed near the Pakistsan border and the 1136th Transportation Company in Afghanistan.

    Joy Hollowell sat down with a group of children whose fathers are with the 1136th.

    They shared some very candid thoughts on what its like when daddy is deployed. {read rest}

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