CNN War Comes Home
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Approximately every hour a U.S. veteran commits suicide.
A quarter of all returning veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress, with families and communities hanging in the balance.
As the U.S. prepares for the final drawdown of soldiers from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Soledad O’Brien and MediaStorm take an intimate look at two veterans and their families’ lives as they struggle with the transition from war to home.
Delon Beckett is one of those veterans. He returned from Iraq a changed man. Now, he drinks to calm his suicidal thoughts.
Garrett Combs served in Afghanistan and Iraq. For the sake of his family, he wants to learn to control his anger.
Both men suffer from post-traumatic stress, and both have decided they need a drastic change in their life, one that they can’t address on their own.
Their hope for change comes from an organization called Save a Warrior. Founded by retired veteran Jake Clark, this five-and-half-day program claims it has found an answer for veterans like Delon and Garrett.
But with an issue as complicated as post-traumatic stress, what real change can happen in less than a week?
Will Delon and Garrett find the relief they so desperately need?