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Friday, June 23, 2006

NPR's On Point: Troops in Combat Zone on Anti-Depressants

This one's a must-listen-to program. NPR's On Point had an important hour-long discussion of an issue gaining a lot of attention for those concerned with the mental health of our troops.

Matthew Kauffman, staff writer for the Hartford Courant and co-writer of an investigative series called Mentally Unfit, Forced To Fight opened the program. Steven Robinson, Gulf War veteran and Director of Government Relations at Veterans for America in Washington D.C. followed, along with Ret. Command Sergeant Major Mike Lopez and Scott Peterson, Reporter for the Christian Science Monitor. Troops and military family members also called into the show to share their stories.

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