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PTSD: Understanding The Impact And Healing Process For Military Veterans

Today, we explore PTSD with Marine combat veteran Jon Hancock, whose story is told in the documentary “Bastards’ Road.” Film director Brian Morrison also joins the discussion, as well as clinical social worker Careen Meyer, who specializes in PTSD.
Marine combat veteran Jon Hancock in the documentary “Bastards’ Road”


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We have all found ourselves in those moments when something horrific happens.

You witness a terrible accident or car wreck. The images are burned into your mind.

But for most of us, it may be a single event, though the memory of it remains.

Now imagine repeated, horrific events – unexpected and unsettling – inducing flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety.

Many who are sent to defend our country experience this, and when their service is over, they are expected to return to everyday life.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has destroyed lives, families and communities.

But how well do we understand PTSD and its impact?

What about treatment and recovery?

Today, a Marine combat veteran joins us to discuss his personal story of PTSD. He walked 6,000 miles around the country as part of his healing process to address the wounds of war.

His experience has been depicted in the documentary “Bastards' Road," and the director joins us to talk about the film and what we can all take away from the story.

Plus, a clinical social worker from Houston's VA Hospital, also fields listeners' questions about PTSD.

Guests are:

Jon Hancock:

  • Marine combat veteran, whose story is told in the documentary “Bastards’ Road”

Brian Morrison:

  • Director and cinematographer of “Bastards' Road”

Carine Meyer:

Houston VA main medical center number: 713-791-1414
PTSD Foundation of America, Veteran Line: (877) 717-PTSD (7873)

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Catherine Lu

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While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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