Thursday, July 8, 2010

Current TV documentary focuses on "Grim Toll" of PTSD

Last night, the Current TV network (which doesn't have great coverage on U.S. cable systems) aired "War Crimes," a new documentary on PTSD.

Unfortunately, the documentary focuses on violent crimes committed by vets with PTSD after they return from the war. Obviously, any violent crime is terrible, but we fear that this supports the untrue stereotype that people with PTSD are violent and dangerous.

The link below contains an infographic from the show, illustrating the 43 murders committed by vets with PTSD since 2008 -- out of 1.64 million troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

What are your thoughts? Does this documentary tell an important story, or does it present an untrue generalization?

Read more:
Infographic of the Day: PTSD’s Grim Toll At Home

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