AmericanLife TV will premiere its new documentary Invisible Wounds, on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 11 p.m., giving viewers first-hand accounts from soldiers dealing with post traumatic stress syndrome after returning from combat in Iraq.
Through interviews with veterans and their families, from WWII to Vietnam to Iraq, the documentary examines the rarely discussed challenges many of our veterans encountered upon returning home.
“These issues impact many American families whose loved ones have dedicated their lives to the service of this nation. It is our hope that we at AmericanLife TV Network highlight the “invisible wounds” of our veterans and families,” Larry Meli, president and COO, AmericanLife TV Network, said in a statement.
PTSD is an anxiety disorder that is developed after exposure to a traumatizing experience that is either physically harmful or threatening to a person. Events that cause PTSD include horrific accidents, natural disasters, personal attacks and most commonly military combat. People with this disorder usually have a difficult time controlling their emotions, feelings and thoughts.