TED Talks

Sebastian Junger on PTSD

Clip: Episode 2 | 1m 49s

In this excerpt from TED Talks: War and Peace, journalist Sebastian Junger, after spending years reporting from war zones, talks about how treatment for soldiers returning home with PTSD is not just a reflection on their own mental health but on our society as a whole. The question is not, "can we save the vets," Junger says, but, "can we save ourselves?"

Aired: 05/30/16

Rating: NR

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