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We know that veterans day is on the horizon Lisa Ling is always up to some good reporting she does her best since he's doing and now.
On Sundays at 10 PM eastern time my own man with this a -- you're doing a piece -- your your show is called our America with Lisa -- in this Sunday.
-- you're doing invisible wounds of war correct.
That's great good to see efforts to -- Thanks are -- to -- -- yet so you know -- program like this it.
Is bound to strike different.
Emotional chords to different people.
But if -- -- one chorus of sorts that would resound from your piece that's gonna air this Sunday what would you like that to be.
Well -- -- this might be one of the most important shows I've ever done because we're talking about an entire generation of young men and women.
Who are returning from multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and so many of them are coming back the devastating levels of post traumatic stress disorder and I had never seen or felt what it looked like PT SD until I had this experience and was invited.
-- the lives of some of these veterans who were dealing with such incredible torture.
And it in the PT -- but I also saw the same veterans get their spirits back in it was one of the most moving.
Experiences I've ever had to see what PT SD looks like.
Manifested in the veterans was was shocking and I think that it's incumbent upon all of us to.
We recognize the sacrifices that these veterans are making an also recognize the fact that they're so much collateral damage.
On families when these veterans have returned with with these these devastating levels of PT SD and in -- so important.
We owe it to these veterans who've been risking their lives for so many years to at least acknowledge.
The things that they're going through.
The right thing you know Lisa that that's simply a good point they had but I'd like to think that a lot of -- Fox News viewers are very patriotic patriotic they're they're aware of of this.
Condition that you're talking about what would you like that yeah I don't know and I -- I I felt yeah go ahead.
Yeah I I have read so much about PT SD and seeing a lot of reports about PT SD but -- never.
Seen what it looked like when that was manifested in a veteran -- and I think that once you see this you'll you'll think differently.
About what these veterans are going through and we're talking about tens of thousands of them who are coming home with -- -- and we also attend this incredible veterans retreat where they engaged in things like yoga and meditation.
And holistic therapy in what I saw there at that -- of firewall I saw her parents.
That's right that's right in and and it's one of the very few opportunities -- veterans can have to actually do this.
I saw all of these veterans call their spirits back in the most profound way and I hope.
That communities across this country will acknowledge the work that they're doing at these kinds of retreats because.
We have thousands and thousands of veterans who are so -- -- so heavily medicated right -- -- their pain but what they actually need is to engage with each other in different kinds of therapies and methods.
Been releasing you say that there are other communities like Angel fire New Mexico where they're doing helping the veterans with by using more holistic approach so and -- did -- to help move -- forward in terms of what.
Now that you've done you've presented the story.
What would you like the people who do is it somehow finding these types finding more information about these types of organizations in their community and perhaps donating funds to them because you believe -- so much bigger so very needed.
Absolutely and -- I I would like to encourage people to familiarize.
Themselves with these kinds of retreats and what they're doing there and try to get them implemented in their communities they are so vitally necessary and as it stands now again veterans are are.
Are just they're being so heavily medicated I I -- -- -- recently heard about a veteran who is taking up to 47 pills.
A day and on average eighteen veterans will commit suicide a day.
And more veterans have -- have committed suicide since -- come back the United States that have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined so.
We're talking about a crisis.
That is only going to be exacerbated.
When more and more veterans return home to the United States and in fortunately.
More and more will be coming home.
Come December but you're saying hey guys let's not forget that there are some serious conditions that will come back with them.
And you can.
Try some holiday helped by seeking out these types of organizations like -- an Angel fire New Mexico.
And let me give perhaps try to fund these.
Organizations or perhaps -- -- -- to somehow getting those implemented in the various communities where they're not -- maybe you can put some sort of comprehensive.
Link on your web site or -- -- owned website where we adequately house Ethier hit this and make this happen right.
If you go to Oprah dot com you can find out so much information and yes I think it's time for communities to rally together because we're talking about.
Then the beat -- this week.
Thousands and thousands of young men and women coming back with with these problems and their families are dealing with -- as well so.
Collectively we owe it to our returning men and women -- -- not enough to just say thank you -- thank you is very important.
But you're saying let's take it.
45 steps beyond that.
Yeah let's -- -- let's be proactive and welcome them home the way they should be welcomed home Lisa -- get to see you.
Thank north -- but that it -- our radio.
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