Monday, May 17, 2010

Documentary on PTSD To Be Filmed In Pittsburgh

WQED-TV is producing a documentary on the impact of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) on returning war veterans. Award-winning producer David Solomon will serve as the producer/writer of this program, which is set to be filmed in Pittsburgh this summer. He is currently seeking personal stories from veterans and/or family members of veterans who have been affected by PTSD. 

While David is open to all stories, here are some of particular interest to him: 

A Woman's Story. With more women serving in the military, the impact of PTSD on a female veteran might offer different perspectives.

A Generational Story. David would like to compare and contrast the challenges faced by WWII, Korean and Vietnam veterans with those from more recent combat. Ideally, he would like to speak to an older veteran who faced PTSD--perhaps someone who counsels younger veterans.

A Family's Story. PTSD not only affects the veteran, the whole family is impacted. It could be a situation where the family recognizes and is dealing with the issue, but understands it could be a life-long process.

A Success Story. This is just as it sounds: someone who has come a long way. It's the type of story that could provide hope for others.

A Counselor's Story. Is there someone who is doing great work in this field? An unsung hero who helps others, is up-to-date on the latest treatments? Someone who is much appreciated in the veterans' community?
If you or anyone you know is interested in sharing his or her story, please contact Darcey Garda at (412) 366-3788 ext. 23 or email

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