Sexual Trauma

Military Suicide: The War Within

Brave New Foundation: In Their Boots Episode 23

Topic: Military Suicide Featuring: The War Within: Chapter 1

Originally Aired on December 3rd, 2008 and Will Continue on December 10th, 2008

The War Within

A Marine Reservist seeks help from the Veterans Administration to heal his invisible wounds. But like too many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, his condition worsens, his medical needs go un-met, and he ultimately takes his own life. For the past four years, his family has been advocating to prevent other veterans from experiencing a similar fate.

 

Brave New Foundation: In Their Boots Webcast 21

Promoted. Originally posted 2008-11-21 06:19:10 -0500. -- GH

Topic: Military Sexual Trauma Angie's Story

Originally aired on November 19th, 2008

Angela Peacock Army Veteran

Smita Satiani Sexual Assault Counselor Certified (State of CA)

Related Organizations:

RAINN - Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

TS Nelson Publications

US Vets

Sgt. Angela Peacock

Army Sergeant Angela Peacock joined the military in February 1998. She wanted to travel, serve her country and gain some life experience. In 2001, while deployed in South Korea, Angie was raped by a fellow soldier. She was encouraged by her command not to tell, so she held it in, and in 2003 she took it to Iraq with her. She led her unit courageously, but silently struggled until she couldn't stay quiet any longer. Out of Iraq and back at home, Angie decides to take control of her PTSD - a result of both her military sexual trauma and combat stress - and take her life back.