Preston Thornton, an Army veteran, was experiencing paranoid delusions at his home. After calling the Veteran’s Crisis line, deputies arrived to transport Preston to a hospital, and tragedy followed. The film asks how a veteran ended up dead and what could have been done to prevent his death. The answers lead to broken mental health care system that’s failing Louisiana’s most vulnerable residents.
Louisiana Public Broadcasting has been the public television network in the state of Louisiana since 1975, with stations in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport. LPB is also affiliated with WLAE-TV, in New Orleans. In addition to producing award-winning documentaries on the history and people of Louisiana, LPB is committed to helping children across the state develop their reading and writing skills as well as math and science skills through its many educational programs.