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After the War: Mental Health and a Veteran's Journey Home

Panelists discuss the high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder and mental wellness support for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Experts include Kelly Kennedy, reporter for the Times News Service and former Rosalynn Carter Fellow for Mental Health Journalism; Sonja Batten, Ph.D., assistant deputy director/patient care services officer for mental health, Department of Veterans Affairs; and Col. Thomas Carden, commander, 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Georgia Army National Guard. Carter Center Mental Health Program Director Dr. Thomas Bornemann moderates, and former First Lady and Carter Center co-founder Rosalynn Carter provides opening remarks.

Learn more about this issue by watching the 2010 Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy, "A Veteran's Journey Home: Reintegrating Our National Guard and Reservists into Family, Community, and Workplace" : http://cartercenter.org/health/mental_health/symposium.html

Learn more about the Conversations at The Carter Center speaker series: http://cartercenter.org/involved/conversations/index.html

Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in partnership with Emory University, The Carter Center is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. The Center wages peace, fights disease, and builds hope worldwide.

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