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Athens News Matters: Vets, PTSD, and Healing

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Jake Cook
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Georgia Public Broadcasting

Three of every four Americans who now serve in the military signed up after the September 11 terror attacks. This post 9-11 generation of warriors is twice as likely as their older counterparts to serve in a combat zone. That means they’re also more likely than older soldiers to carry trauma - in body and in spirit. During this Veterans Day week, reporter-producer Allison Salerno introduces us to a Georgia combat veteran - who has found an unconventional way to heal.

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Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) at any time for free and confidential help if you or your loved ones are struggling with emotional distress, including thoughts of suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States in both Spanish and English.

Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.
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