On Breaking Points and Overcoming them: Two commanders reflect
In this episode, Ben Patton interviews army combat veterans Sergeant First-Class David Acosta and retired Captain and West Point graduate Tony Martinez, who reflect on the experiences that led them to create short films addressing suicidal ideation, PTSD and other demons so many vets face. These are short films created by today's guests and other veterans at the Patton Veterans Project. Tony Martinez - Library of Self (TRT 5 min) David Acosta - Breaking Point (TRT 2 min)
I Was There Films: A Conversation with Dr. Rachel Yehuda on the Therapeutic Power of Veteran Filmmaking
About The Show
The Patton Veterans Project uses filmmaking to help veterans coping with post-traumatic stress reduce social isolation and strengthen family, community, and professional bonds. These podcasts are intended for veterans and civilians alike to advance community dialogue and educate the public about the often invisible challenges that veterans in transition and their families face, and some of the ways veterans can creatively express them.