PTS Won’t Stop Me! (PTSD)
March 30, 2012
Filed under Top Stories
PTSD won’t stop me! (Music Video)
Our goal is to remove the “D”
Today, the Defense Department estimates that nearly 213,000 military personnel have suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2000. An estimated 300,000 veterans of both conflicts suffered post-traumatic stress or major depression, according to a Rand Corp. report.
Regretfully, we do not believe that the average American is informed and we hope to bring attention and “light” to the journey of the service member diagnosed with PTSD as they work through the causes and effects.
We wish to inform the general public about what is called the “invisible wound” and then to demonstrate the needed involvement of the community to provide caring and support for the service member.
Caring and support includes aiding simple daily tasks and assistance for the caregivers and the service member, to employment opportunities.
A Backpack Journalist & The Nashville Film Institute
Lyrics describe the “invisible wound called PTSD” and performed and sung to a RAP beat by a military youth and A Backpack Journalist Intern. The chorus is performed by a Choir formed by two choirs: gospel and youth.
The video depicts combat related scenes, welcome home activities with the family and community and other military related events. All video is from DVIDS, The Department of Defense.
Production and editing are by students at The Nashville Film Institute.
There is symbolism in the closing demonstration of the “Caring and Support” and noted on lyrics shown on the Next Page.