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"From Hero to Zero" PTSD Trailer

Some 20 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars so far have attempted to organize their combat experiences.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — With a growing demand for ways to treat the psychological damage of war, one Army pilot project is offering therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder by encouraging soldiers to take control of their own stories in a filmmaking class titled I Was There Media Workshop.

The Fort Carson program began last year, under the auspices of Ben Patton, a New York documentary filmmaker and a grandson of Gen. George S. Patton, and Scott Kinnamon, a Denver educational filmmaker. Some 20 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars so far have attempted to organize their combat experiences in video as a way to fight PTSD.

"You can put everything into a video or a movie, a small movie about what you want to tell people — your story," said 1st Sgt. Jason Gallegos of Fountain, Colo., who deployed to Iraq three times and has now produced a short film called "From Hero to Zero."

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Army Begins Pilot Video Project to Treat PTSD

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