Bouncing back

What do people actually go through after coming back from a traumatic event

The Vietnam war from my grandfathers view

My interview was over FaceTime I asked my grandpa about his experience in the Vietnam war he talked about how it affected his life going into it and after it he said that it didn’t have much of a big...

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January 19, 2017 App Interview

Joseph Howe, a Vietnam War veteran, explains the every day challenges faced by veterans once they come home. For him, health issues resulting form Agent Orange exposure continue to affect him to this day. He also talks about the hypervigilence...

interviewing an Israeli counselor.

This is an interview with someone that was in the IDF special forces and was a councilor of mine at camp. He grew up on a kibitz which is a community farm in Israel. Like most Israeli citizens, they are...

From boy, to sailor, to husband, to father. The story of Andy “Doc” Ortega

My father is a first generation immigrant from Mexico that grew up between the bustling city of Los Angeles and the small farm town of Reedley in Central California. After graduating high school he enlisted in the US Navy as...

PTSD and Me: How Poetry saved me from Suicide

Erika Land and Aissatou Sidime-Blanton discuss that PTSD the Erika suffered as part of her U.S. military service as a pharmacy technician and how poetry, and producing her one-woman play (“PTSD and Me/At ease. Not today PTSD.”), has helped her...