Mental Health Care for Our Warrior Veterans: The Importance of Getting It Right

Alan L. Peterson, Danny Wedding
2011 PsycCRITIQUES  
Looking back on my childhood, I can remember the nightly news updates focused on the Vietnam War. These were regularly scheduled reports on the most recent events in the war, including the body count of the number killed in action. Gradually, in my mind, the war became just background noise. It seemed as if America must have always been at war, and these battle updates were just part of the regular nightly reports of the news, sports, and weather. Considering that I was likely not alone in my
more » ... y not alone in my emotional numbing to years of military conflict in a far-off country, it is no
doi:10.1037/a0023306 fatcat:gbezbiw3fbc2jgz2gskd7b5vgy