Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Soldier News: PTSD-The Other Vietnam/Inner-City Connection

Please read this big, heartbreaking piece on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by ace hip-hop journalist and former Source staffer Dan Frosch, this week’s cover story for the Santa Fe Reporter.

This is an alt-weekly piece, but the mainstream media is also beginning to wake up to the vast social, not to speak of medical, implications of extended tours and a war without end. Today’s New York Times reports on an Army study that estimates 1 in 6 soldiers reporting symptoms of depression or PTSD.

More info from the Center for American Progress here.

+ Nathaniel Frank on gays in the army.

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