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January 11th, 2010
11:15 AM ET

Real Help For Real Warriors

Today in the CNN NewsRoom we're talking with Staff Sgt. Megan Krause her about her battle with PTSD.

She's featured in a military campaign to encourage service members who need help to get it.

To see Sgt. Krause's PSA or to find out where military members can go for help click here.

Filed under: Kyra Phillips • Military Matters
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Matt

    I think he should be interviewed and applauded. He said what a lot of people were thinking. We shouldn't start punishing honesty on the hill. How about we examine his comment rather thanturn it into a political cannonball. Let's start being intellegent critical thinkers and look at the big picture.

    January 11, 2010 at 11:48 am |
  2. Judy Langer

    The fuss over Reid's comments, with calls for him to step down as Trent Lott did, is a classic case of false equivalency. Lott was saying that he still supported Thurmond's segregationalist policies. Reid was making an observation about Obama's electoral chances based on whites' reactions to him; he was not expressing his own views. Several African-American commentators and academics have stated that such comments were made by many in their own community.

    January 11, 2010 at 12:20 pm |
  3. Marie Noguerole

    The campaign for helping military men and women suffering from PTSD is going to be a long one. We still have vets from the Vietnam war that haven't gotten adequate help. Sad but true, given enough time the media and the public will forget these emotionally "wounded" just like our other veterans.

    January 11, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
  4. dennis

    yeah yeah his comment might not be politically correct but on the streets thats week. and mr.steeles comments on sen.reid doesnt bother me. he supports black unions and colleges for blacks. ive only heard black people stirring up trouble. the word negro is like i said week on the streets. is this a matter of national security,no tis not. find something else to report like the screwed up health care bill.

    January 11, 2010 at 12:46 pm |
  5. Banquo145

    The soliders of the US military are not supported by the high brass. Troops should be treated with respect and fight for a cause worthy of their lives.

    Follow the drinking gourd. 3.

    January 11, 2010 at 1:10 pm |
  6. anon

    Is there any way to email this post? Please add an email link! I, like many others, can definitely think of someone I would like to sent this link to. Thanks.

    January 11, 2010 at 1:20 pm |
  7. James E. Lada

    I am a vietnam vet and suffer fro PTSD. The real story here Kyra is how the vets are accepted by their families and friends years after they know they have PTSD. I have been treated and am 100^% service connect for PTSD. MY family has nothing to do with me. I have no friends, only my wife. PTSD is like driving a nail in a board and removing it and patching the hole. The hole is filled but the board will never be the same.
    Please do a story on how the american people really accept PTSD.
    It is america's red headed step- child.
    Thanks, Jim, west Texas

    January 11, 2010 at 1:45 pm |
  8. William Courtland

    The tragedy of suffering the truths and pains of an unnatural death in a world after the lawful morality born of the commandments.

    When one is forced to take a life, when one is witness to henious carnage, and when one is hypnotized to forget.

    The best cure is prevention.

    January 11, 2010 at 2:15 pm |
  9. Georgina T.-Reno, NV

    Thank you Harry Reid for helping to elect our first balck president.
    Barak Obama is doing a wonderful job under difficult circumstances.
    A proud Nevada voter.

    January 11, 2010 at 2:58 pm |
  10. Jean

    This pertains to the prisoner who served 30 years in prison for raping and almost murdering the man when he was a boy. How sad. Thank God he did not die but he suffered and is still suffering today as an adult from this trauma. Victims do not forget such atrocities which were committed against them. It is something they will live with all their lives until they die. It is as if their happiness and their life were taken away from them; deny them for that matter.
    Should he remain in prison and be rehabilitated? I heard that pedophiles can never be rehabilitated.
    This prisoner is now a grown, older man. The Victim is within his rights to want him to remain in prison.
    As for whether he should be released or not, I cannot say. What I would like to say further is that did he show any remorse? Did he apologize to the man and his family? Does he really mean it? The latter is another story if he should be released from prison. I do think if he is released, he should be shackled for a while. He may need to be under constant surveillance. He should be made to perform community work. Is he rehabilitated to be released in public? That is the question and my opinion

    January 11, 2010 at 3:06 pm |
  11. Willie Jones

    Rick said........the Iraqi is "alleged" to be behind the murders. Is it okay to rough this guy up simply because he is a suspect. Is that Okay?

    January 11, 2010 at 3:43 pm |
  12. Ann Woodford

    McGwire?.......alligator tears.....pssst!!!

    January 12, 2010 at 1:39 pm |
  13. Jean

    How can I help but comment about such a great story, if I hear of it again and again...
    The lady who hid Anne Frank and her family and fed them in their home and who died at 100 years. She was a brave lady. This is a story to share to the entire world that everyone might do good.
    I read the book "The Diary of Anne Frank" and also saw the movie more than once
    People should take a lesson from her godly loving and generous acts of also bravery. She downplayed them but in the eyes of God they were great ones.
    We are all God's children and all loved by Him. She performed her duty as a human being. She helped her fellow people, ran the race, persevered to the end and she has received her Heavenly reward which is promised by Our Lord Jesus Christ who said: "Whatsoever you did to the least of these you did it to Me" and "In the least of this, this is how you please Me Most." Heaven is her reward.
    I have always said and will continue to say it: "It is better to do good than to do bad/evil." Far better.
    Just to simply say that God prepared a place for this lady in His Heavenly Kingdom.
    May her soul rest in peace. Amen! I know it will.

    January 12, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
  14. Dodie

    The Vet Center Program was established by Congress in 1979 out of the recognition that a significant number of Vietnam era vets were still experiencing readjustment problems. Vet Centers are community based and part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Just type in your zip code and one can find a vet center close to them. They have expertise with PTSD, their symptoms and the best technique available which is usually CBT, MDR and some hypnosis.

    My heart goes out to all those who fought in a war for the USA. I only hope you can receive the help you need. It is a tragedy the American government did not help you more!

    January 13, 2010 at 2:02 pm |
  15. Vincent Holliday

    African Americans have achieved alot since DR King's death. But, we still have a long ways to go. We are still unequally as far as the justice systems goes. The prison population has more blacks than any other minority. We can sit back and "BLAIM IT ON THE WHITE MAN." At some point in our lives we have to look at our selves individually and take responsibility for our own actions.

    January 18, 2010 at 10:27 am |