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A Rare, Candid Pentagon Discussion About PTSD Crisis

At last week's private screening of "WARTORN: 1861-2010," HBO's documentary about combat stress, a candid discussion about post-traumatic stress disorder took place afterward. The Pentagon audience included Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, and General George W. Casey, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, as well as military families, hundreds of thousands of whom are affected by PTSD.

In this video (below) from the discussion, Lt. Col Gregory Harbin, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and PTSD, admits he still feels more comfortable in Afghanistan than at Wal-Mart, but that he's improving and that there is hope for others like him if they seek treatment.

"WARTORN: 1861-2010" premieres on HBO on Veteran's Day, next Thursday, at 9:00 p.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2niyYwqW8Fg