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War Veterans with PTSD Find Solace in the Streams of Idaho War Veterans with PTSD Find Solace in the Streams of Idaho
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War Veterans with PTSD Find Solace in the Streams of Idaho

by Charlie Annenberg Weingarten

November 12, 2010

This film and excerpt come from Explore, a multimedia organization that documents leaders around the world who have devoted their lives to extraordinary causes.

A study from 2008 estimates the number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who currently have post-traumatic stress disorder (300,000) or who have suffered some form of brain damage (320,000) is greater than the entire population of Denver. In this short film “Fish Out of Water,” we journeyed to Ketchum, Idaho, to explore how some Veterans and Sun Valley Adaptive Sports are using nature and camaraderie to help those with PTSD cope with the pains that linger after war.

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