In the November 12th episode “Endgame” of the CBS drama “Person of Interest” more backstory is depicted for New York cop Joss Carter, who we already know was deployed as a military interrogator before she joined the New York police force.
In scenes from years earlier than the current timeline, her ex-husband is clearly suffering from combat trauma and she urges him to go to the VA. He says he doesn’t need any help.
Fast forward in the November 12th episode and we learn that he has finally gotten help from the VA and is doing much better.
Now while the VA is not always the best resource for military personnel and vets suffering from PTSD, at least the emphasis in the “Person of Interest” storyline on overcoming resistance to getting help is a very important message.
I took part in a Department of Defense Bloggers Roundtable in honor of Military Family Month, and I asked a question about how MilitaryOneSource can help family members encourage military personnel or vets to get help.
And if you want to learn more about the impact of PTSD, check out www.SolomonsJustice.com
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Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of fiction and nonfiction books/ebooks, including TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO PUBLISH AND MARKET YOUR BOOK IN THE AGE OF AMAZON and the romantic suspense spy thriller CIA FALL GUY.